When you hear the words “root canal,” there’s no reason to be nervous. We at Granite View Dental have some good news, which is that because of the many advancements that have been made in dental techniques, and the state-of-the-art equipment that is now commonly used, the procedure is one you will find comfortable and virtually free of pain. Even better news is that our Draper root canal is often the only thing standing between you and a lost tooth. Keeping your natural teeth is always the first and best option.
Your tooth has protective layers around it so that the nerve and pulp inside will be shielded from damage and from the effects of bacteria. Unfortunately, if that barrier is breached, such as when you have a large cavity, a loose or lost filling, or a chipped or cracked tooth, those sensitive parts of your inner tooth become vulnerable. Inflammation and infection become very possible, and if either occurs, you are going to need our Draper root canal. It is very likely that you will experience pain, and it might be severe, especially when you chew or you apply pressure to the tooth. Even if the pain is minimal right now, it probably will not remain that way for long. You might also notice sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks, gum tenderness, or tooth discoloration. Our Draper root canal is a non-surgical process that is performed by our dentist under local anesthesia. Most patients report very little or even no pain at all while having the procedure done. And when it is completed, you will have a tooth that is strong and viable, and free of pain.
It is a good idea to take immediate action if you have tooth pain or any of the other noted symptoms. The more quickly you get treatment, the better the chances are for a successful outcome. Call us now to get a prompt appointment.