If one of your teeth has become infected from the inside, you may experience a persistent toothache or extreme tooth sensitivity. The doctors at Water Oak Dental typically recommend a root canal when we know we can still save the tooth while eliminating the infected pulp inside the tooth structure. Getting a root canal in a timely manner can prevent further problems and save your smile.
When the inside of the tooth has become infected, the infection can spread to other teeth and parts of the mouth which in turn causes more damage. Our goal is to stop the infection in its tracks and ultimately save your natural tooth. While some patients are asymptomatic others experience one or more of these common symptoms:
Our practice is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and we use 3D imaging for some of the more complex root canal procedures. These tools and technologies allow us to perform procedures with a higher degree of accuracy and also minimize any pain and discomfort a patient may experience.
Getting a root canal at just the right time can offset some of the costs of more complex procedures later on — especially if the infection spreads and causes irreversible damage to other teeth. Schedule your appointment at Water Oak Dental today!
While root canal procedures are more comfortable than many patients fear, we offer several options for sedation dentistry for those with extreme dental anxiety or sensitivities. We offer nitrous oxide, oral sedation and buffered anesthesia to help you get numb. Buffered anesthesia is especially helpful for reducing discomfort as we administer the injections. Our goal is to help you get the treatment you need in a timely manner with minimal pain.