Norfolk Family & Pediatric Dentistry

Posts for: February, 2020

By Norfolk Family & Pediatric Dentistry
February 27, 2020
Category: Dentist
Tags: root canal  

How a root canal from your dentists in Norfolk, MA, can relieve your tooth pain

If you have tooth pain, root canal therapy could be the key to finding relief. Read on to learn how Dr. Minda Sapir and Dr. Shabtai Sapir of Norfolk Family & Pediatric Dentistry in Norfolk, MA, offer this treatment to relieve pain and keep you healthy.

 

More about root canal treatment

There are many reasons why you might need a root canal. A root canal might be indicated if you have suffered trauma to the tooth from an accident or injury. Deep dental decay is also a frequent reason why a root canal might be needed.

If you need a root canal, there is nothing to fear. A root canal simply involves removing diseased tissue inside your tooth and replacing it with a sedative material that eliminates infection and fluid buildup, relieving pressure and pain. After your painful symptoms have subsided, the sedative material is removed and replaced with an inert material that is left inside your tooth, and that’s it!

There are several signs and symptoms you might need a root canal, including:

  • Tooth pain that increases with exposure to hot and cold foods or beverages
  • Sharp, stabbing tooth pain when you bite down or chew
  • Dull, aching tooth pain that never goes away
  • A red or white bump appearing on your gums
  • Blood or pus draining from the bump on your gums
  • A tooth becoming darker or grayer compared to the teeth next to it

 

Need dental care? Give us a call

A root canal is nothing to fear. Root canal therapy can eliminate tooth pain and let you keep your smile intact. For more information about root canal therapy and how it can help you, call Dr. Minda Sapir and Dr. Shabtai Sapir of Norfolk Family & Pediatric Dentistry in Norfolk, MA, at (508) 850-6992. Call now!