Not all tooth pain indicates the need for a root canal procedure. However, signs that you might need root canal treatment include:
Tooth pain and sensitivity to hot and/or cold that persists
Tooth pain when eating or as pressure is applied to the area
Darkening of the tooth
Swelling of the surrounding gum tissue (can include a bump on the gum)
No symptoms at all
The pain prior to root canal treatment can range from non-existent to severe. Pain onset can be slow or it can be quite rapid. When acute pain strikes and other dental practices aren’t answering the phone—Bash Dental is here to get you out of pain quickly while effectively addressing the underlying condition. Call 215-789-4106 now for an immediate appointment.
Root canal treatment is required when the pulp or pulp chamber—which contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue—becomes inflamed or diseased. This is usually caused by trauma/injury to the tooth (even if damage is not visible), a cracked or broken tooth, faulty crowns, repeated dental procedures or a deep cavity.
Root canal treatment is a straightforward procedure that generally involves little to no discomfort. Failure to remove infected pulp will ultimately require extraction and subsequent loss of the tooth—so it’s vital to take action as soon as possible by making an appointment for a dental exam.
Bash Dental is one of the only dental practices in Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties to offer true, 24-hour emergency root canal treatment 365 days a year.
Prior to undergoing root canal treatment, our professionals will perform a dental examination, followed by the necessary X-rays to better understand the severity of the infection. Treatment typically takes from 1 to 3 visits. However, acute pain is generally relieved after the first visit. The pulp in the affected tooth is removed and then— thoroughly cleaned and sealed.
Depending on the tooth’s condition, a dental crown or composite resin is used to restore proper cosmetic form and function. Patients can rest assured knowing that the dental professionals here at Bash Dental are committed to relieving your pain and discomfort— and to helping you to save your smile.
After a root canal, patients will be able to continue eating the foods they love and avoid ongoing dental work. As long as you continue to practice good oral hygiene for your teeth and gums, your restored tooth could last a lifetime. Although your repaired tooth will no longer have its nerve— it’s still possible to develop decay or gum disease. So, it remains essential to have regular checkups.
Although most people fear root canal treatment because of the general perception that it will be extremely discomforting, the truth is that it will not be painful when a local anesthetic is administered. Once the anesthetic has worn off, the pain is usually manageable with over-the-counter anti-inflammatories.
Even if your teeth seem to be in poor condition, Bash Dental still can help to eliminate discomfort and restore your confidence. Our practice in Doylestown, PA has decades of root canal treatment experience, the latest technology and sedation options to get you out of pain and smiling again.