Ever since you celebrated your anniversary with your wife by enjoying a delicious meal at the best Italian restaurant in Kent, one of your teeth just hasn’t been the same. While enjoying a bite of bruschetta, the crunchy bread did some damage in the back rear of your mouth. That same tooth you got filled a couple of years back has been aching since your celebration – which was weeks ago – and it’s time to see the dentist. Who can you trust to tell you what’s wrong, educate you on your treatment options, and cure your pain? The knowledgeable professionals from Kent Dental Clinic advise on how a root canal in Kent will relieve the discomfort and restore your teeth to their former state of health.
What Symptoms Indicate I Might Need A Root Canal?
For most people, pain is the most common symptom that tells them they might need endodontic treatment (a root canal). This is caused by irreversible pulpitis, an inflammation and infection of the dental pulp that lives under your enamel. When the pulp becomes infected, most people notice a lingering pain that does not subside once a stimulus (like an extremely hot or cold beverage) is removed from the area. When the pain doesn’t go away, it’s time to see your dentist. Look out for these symptoms that might indicate your need for a root canal:
- Prolonged sensitivity to heart or cold
- Tenderness when touching the tooth itself and when chewing
- Tenderness in the lymph nodes or surrounding jaw and gum tissue
What Happens During A Root Canal?
While undergoing root canal therapy in Kent, your dentist will numb the area to ensure you are comfortable throughout the entire procedure. Dr. Hainer, Dr. Dhaliwal, or Dr. Kaur will make an opening in your tooth enamel to access the infected pulp. They will then remove the pulp that is causing the pain and clean the area thoroughly, to ensure the infection is completely addressed. At that point, they’ll fill the area with a biocompatible substance to reinforce the root. To complete the procedure, they’ll place a filling or a crown over top of the tooth to protect their work and make sure the results are long-lasting.
Will A Root Canal Hurt?
This is a common question and we can happily reassure you that the root canal itself will treat the pain you’re experiencing, not make it worse. Since the infection and inflammation is what makes your mouth hurt, removing this problematic tissue is the best way to treat your pain and to provide a long-term solution. Root canal therapy itself is not painful.
So, now that you know why you might need a root canal in Kent and that you can trust the team at Kent Dental Clinic, schedule your appointment today to end the pain and restore your oral health.