Root Canal Treatment
A toothache can cause significant pain, and we never want our patients to experience discomfort. However, when a toothache occurs, we are glad we have the treatments available to help. In some cases, a root canal is the best option to help save a patient's tooth and relieve them from pain.
When Is a Root Canal Necessary?
A root canal becomes necessary when you have an infected or inflamed root pulp. We remove the infected pulp during the root canal treatment, restoring the tooth's health and eliminating your tooth pain.
Signs that you made a root canal include:
- Ongoing tooth pain
- A discolored tooth
- Tooth sensitivity when exposed to cold and hot temperatures
- A cracked or chipped tooth
- A loose tooth
If you have any of the above symptoms, we will thoroughly examine your tooth to find the cause of your issues. For example, if we discover that you have an inflamed or infected tooth root, we may recommend root canal treatment.
Are Root Canals Painful?
The idea that root canal treatments, also known as endodontic therapy, are specifically painful for patients is largely a myth. The experience isn't much different than other dental procedures, like fillings for cavities, so there's no need for fear. During the procedure, we will numb the area to keep you comfortable. We can also provide free nitrous oxide to help keep you relaxed and calm throughout your visit.
Suppose you've had a toothache leading up to your root canal treatment. In that case, you should actually experience significant pain relief after the procedure due to removing the infected pulp, so the root canal treatment is a solution to pain, not a cause of it.
Enjoy Improved Root Canal Treatment with Advanced Technology
With advanced technologies, like rotary endodontics, we can perform root canal procedures faster and with more accuracy and effectiveness than ever before. The rotary endodontics tool is power-driven rather than manual, and it's both efficient and precise. Our skilled dentists can use this flexible electrical tool to thoroughly clean the root canal, decreasing your chances of complications.
Thanks to rotary endodontics, we can achieve incredible results in a short amount of time, making both your procedure and healing time quicker.
If you have questions about this fantastic technology, please let us know. We are always happy to explain your treatments in-depth if it makes you feel more confident in your dental care. We love educating patients so we can work together in a partnership toward excellent oral health!
Root Canal in Logansport
You should never ignore tooth pain. If you have a toothache and suspect that you need a root canal, we encourage you to contact our friendly dental team at Parker Family Dentistry.
Dr. Travis Parker and Dr. Esi Parker offer top-notch dental services in the Logansport area, including endodontic therapy, and they pride themselves on providing excellent results for patients. We would love to have the opportunity to relieve your pain and create a better overall oral health situation for you.