Root canals will save your tooth from extraction and alleviate pain on the inside of your tooth. It is a form of endodontic dentistry where an infected pulp or root of a tooth is replaced with a rubber-like material. Many people fear root canals but they are a very common procedure and the team at Federal Way Dental Excellence will ensure the process is smooth and pain free.
How Do I Know If I Need a Root Canal?
You will need a federal way root canal if the pulp of your tooth becomes infected. If you need a root canal, you will probably experience intense pain or pressure on a specific area, pain and extreme sensitivity to hot or cold; you may notice darkening of a tooth or tenderness or swelling in the gums.
What Happens During a Root Canal?
During a root canal, your dentist will numb the area and remove the infected pulp so you don’t feel any pain. After that, the dentist will clean and disinfect the area, shape it and fill the empty space with a rubber-like material to seal it. After this, a temporary filling is placed on top of it to protect the root canal. During your follow up appointment, your temporary filling is removed and your dentist will replace it with a crown or filling.
What Happens After a Root Canal?
After your root canal, you may feel some pain, discomfort or sensitivity. Your dentist will prescribe antibiotics to help alleviate this pain! It’s important for you to maintain good oral care habits to keep your root canal healthy and disease free.