When Do I Need a Root Canal?
You find yourself awake at 1:00 a.m. with a toothache that will not let you rest! Even the Ibuprofen you took before bed is not helping. You can't wait until the sun comes up and you can call your dentist.
How did this happen? This tooth has felt a little sensitive over the last few weeks, but the discomfort always went away on its own. Now you've been told that your tooth is infected and you need root canal therapy to save it!
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
Remember that little twinge of sensitivity to hot or cold that started so small in the beginning? It was trying to warn you that your tooth has decay inside it. That decay has now made its way inside the nerve of your tooth, and the pain and discomfort you are feeling is an infection inside your tooth.
During root canal therapy, your dentist in Concord, NH will remove the infected tissue inside your tooth and replace it with medicine. Then your tooth will be sealed and given time to heal. Once healing is completed, you will need to return to your dentist to have your tooth strengthened with a dental crown.
Does Root Canal Therapy Hurt?
At White Park Dental, Dr. Vasantha and Dr. Bogacz have your comfort as their top priority. Your tooth and the area surrounding it will be numbed with a local anesthetic to ensure that you don't feel a thing during your procedure. As an additional bonus, the anesthetic also relieves the pain caused by your infection.
Our dentists are both highly skilled and gentle, so most patients are pleasantly surprised at how comfortable root canal therapy can be.
If you or a loved one is experiencing dental pain, don't hesitate to contact White Park Dental right away.