The team at Bearley Dental, Charlottesville, Virginia, always aims to preserve your natural teeth and help you smile with poise. However, injuries and decay can sometimes circumvent your dental care, necessitating restorative dental treatments like root canals.
Traditionally, dentists’ go-to remedy for troublesome teeth was removal. But since removing your tooth leaves a gap that could haunt you down the line, a root canal is preferable to dental extraction.
Root canal treatment involves removing the diseased pulp chamber and restoring your tooth with a filling or crown. Your treated tooth looks and functions like natural teeth and can remain healthy for life!
Trauma, gum disease, or deep decay can cause infection to penetrate your tooth pulp. When your pulp is inflamed or infected, you experience tooth pain, sometimes with a swollen face. Sometimes, your tooth may darken, and your gums can develop persistent pimples. Ignoring your infected tooth won’t make it go away. In fact, things worsen. If left untreated, a tooth infection can cause the affected tooth to die and spread the infection to the surrounding tissues.
Although you’ve heard harrowing stories about root canals, modern technologies have made this treatment more comfortable than ever.
Here are the intricate steps of a safe, painless, and effective root canal.
Following root canal treatment, you may experience mild pain, bruising, and swelling. These symptoms shouldn’t scare you — they are expected, especially after the anesthesia wears off. Our team will give you post-care instructions to ensure an event-free recovery. Most patients resume their normal activities within a few days after the procedure.
Suspect you need a root canal in Charlottesville, Virginia?
Don’t delay treatment. Instead, please call (434) 443-8034 to schedule an endodontic consultation with Bearley Dental. The earlier we treat your tooth, the higher the chances of saving it from extraction.