Most of us know the process of tooth decay. Tooth decay detected early is diagnosed as a cavity. A standard filling will usually take care of he problem. Regular dental visits will catch cavities before they become too deep affecting the pulp and the roots of the tooth. A few signs you might have a little more than a cavity going on and may need a root canal are:
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms and need assistance, please be sure to give us a call right away so we can properly inspect the problem area.
Contrary to popular belief, a root canal procedure is fairly routine and relatively painless. It is a process that generally requires a follow up appointment but only to fit a new crown which is also painless. Our goal is to reach the infected area and remove any bacteria that may be impacting the root of the tooth. From there we will fill the tooth just as we would a cavity with dental composite, then place a temporary crown while your permanent crown is being designed. One more visit and Dr. Burhoop will place your new crown and you are on your way.