If you’re having severe tooth pain, you may have an infection that requires a root canal. Dr. Sholudko will examine your teeth to see if you have signs of needing a root canal. These include:
A root canal involves removing the infected tooth pulp (and sometimes the nerve) from your tooth and sealing it to protect against future pain and infection.
Here’s what you can expect from a root canal procedure:
Everyone’s tooth sensitivity and pain levels are different. After a root canal, you may have some discomfort for a few days. If you experience pain, call Dr. Sholudko for a follow-up exam. If you find that your teeth are more sensitive after your root canal, use a soft-bristled toothbrush so that you don’t irritate the area where you had the root canal.
After a root canal, you’ll need a crown. It’s a simple procedure that protects your tooth and helps guard against future infection. Root canals happen -- they’re simply a normal part of most people’s dental history. With more than 30 years of experience, you can trust Silver Lake Dental Care to take care of your smile. Contact us by phone or online to see how we can make a difference.
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