The inside of your tooth contains pulp, soft tissue that contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. Sometimes the pulp can become infected or inflamed and the only way to treat it is with root canal therapy. You may not think you need to come see a dentist for a tooth infection, but it could mean you have an abscessed tooth and need endodontic treatment.
We have an endodontics specialist right here in our office at Hope Mills Dental. Our endodontist can provide root canal therapy if you have an inflamed or infected pulp, which can save your natural tooth and protect the jawbone.
Root canal therapy can help relieve the pain of a tooth infection or any other symptoms you may experience because of an abscessed tooth or inflamed pulp. Endodontic treatment is relatively simple and can have you quickly feeling free from pain caused by troubles with the pulp.
Protecting the natural tooth with root canal treatment provides several benefits:
- Ability to chew and bite as normal
- Improved appearance
- Protects other teeth and the jawbone
- Freedom from pain caused by root canal infection
- Lessens the likelihood of needing other dental work
Signs You May Need Root Canal Therapy
You may not notice some symptoms of a root canal infection, while others will be very obvious. Our team will let you know for certain if endodontic treatment will be necessary for you, but these are some signs that you may need it:
- Sensitivity to hot or cold food or beverages
- Tooth discoloration
- Pain that worsens with pressure
- Tooth infection
- Pimples and pus on the gums
- Swelling of the gums
Our goal is to allow you to keep your tooth for a lifetime while being able to eat the foods you love and feel comfortable with your smile. Call our team at Hope Mills Dental to make an appointment today!