Do you have pain in your teeth? Is the pain worse when you bite down on something? Does hot or cold make your teeth ache unbearably? If you are experiencing any of these problems you might need a root canal. Despite its reputation, this dental procedure is not nearly as bad as you might think.
A root canal is used to remove infected nerves and tissue which left unchecked can turn into an abscess. An abscess can lead to bone loss in the area. It is important to follow through with the root canal therapy to restore your mouth to good and pain free health.
To begin the root canal, you will be given a local anesthetic. A small hole is drilled into the affected tooth so that infected tissue can be removed from the canal. This space may be then filled with a material called gutta percha. To get the best results, a crown should be fitted on this area. Most people are fine immediately after a root canal with only a slight soreness or ache noted. Over the counter medications should be all that you need, however, if you are experiencing more pain, consult Dr. Milman immediately.