Most people describe tooth pain as nothing less than excruciating, and if you’re dealing with this type of pain, there is a good chance that you need a root canal. Every year, root canal treatments save hundreds of thousands of teeth.
If you could open your teeth and look inside, you would find that they contain a substance called pulp. Within the pulp, you’d find connective tissue, nerves and blood vessels, and these components are very important for growing a tooth. However, once a tooth has matured, it can survive without the pulp because it receives plenty of nourishment from surrounding tissues. Many people think that a root canal should be uncomfortable. The truth is that getting a root canal is just like getting a routine filling.
What is the Purpose of Root Canal Treatments?
The main purpose of a root canal is to save a natural tooth. Once the treatment is finished, it can restore proper functionality to the tooth and make chewing easier. It can also restore normal feeling within the tooth and biting force. Since root canal treatments save natural teeth, they help to keep your teeth looking natural. The treatment also protects your other teeth from excessive strain and wear.
Sharp Pain After Eating
If you have a tooth that starts aching after eating hot or cold food, then you should get your tooth checked out as soon as you can. When a tooth needs a root canal treatment, it can also cause sharp pain when biting down and swelling of the gums. These are all symptoms of diseased pulp tissue, which occurs deep within the roots of the affected tooth. The pulp tissue within your tooth can become infected from a variety of sources, and if it’s not treated swiftly, you could find yourself dealing with unbearable pain.
How Does It Work?
During a routine root canal treatment, the inside of the tooth will be removed and then the tooth will be sterilized. This is done so that Dr. Hernandez can remove damaged pulp or nerves. The inside of the tooth is then sealed with a special material. After treatment, your tooth will be healthy and pain-free with the missing pulp.
Is Root Canal Treatment Right for You?
The only way to find out if your damaged tooth needs a root canal is to contact us at Parkwood Dental to make an appointment. You can save your natural, yet damaged teeth without having them completely removed! Contact us today to schedule a consultation in East or West Bradenton!