Root Canal FAQs: If Pain isn’t present, do I still need a Root Canal?

Root Canal FAQsOver the last several months, we have addressed several of the most frequently asked questions regarding root canals, including “What is a Root Canal?” and “How Painful is a Root Canal?” and “How will I know I need a Root Canal?” This week, we will address another FAQ: “If Pain isn’t present, do I still need a Root Canal?

While often associated with the need for root canals, pain is just one indicator that root canal treatment may be necessary. Additional warning signs include: darkening or discoloration of the tooth, swelling of the gums, and a recurring pimple on the gums. Your dentist should be able to identify these warning signs and recommend treatment. This is why regular dentist appointments are so important.

Annapolis Dental Care, Performing Root Canals in Annapolis

When tooth decay or damage extends into the inner pulp layer, a root canal can be the best way to prevent further damage without removing the tooth itself. First, your dentist will clean out the inner pull of any bacteria and dead nerve or pulp tissue then fill in the inner portions and seal it to prevent further damage. The tooth is then capped with a crown to prevent further damage. It is that simple.

Do you need a root canal? Maybe you are just overdue for your next checkup. Either way, Annapolis Dental Care is the place for you.

Dr. Steckler and the rest of the staff here at Annapolis Dental Care care about their patients. It is our philosophy to give patients individualized attention and to make their experiences as comfortable as possible. We see one patient at a time and focus on total patient comfort. You can rest assured that you will receive the finest, personalized, attention you deserve.

If you have any questions about our blog, “If Pain isn’t present, do I still need a Root Canal? or if you wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Annapolis Dental Care by calling (410) 267-0766 or visit today! You can also follow Annapolis Dental Care on FacebookTwitter, and Google+.

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