Dentist located in Omaha, NE
The thought of a root canal inflicts fear in many dental patients, but there’s really no reason why it should. At Greder Dental in Omaha, Nebraska, Jennifer Greder, DDS, provide comfortable and quick root canal procedures to stop you from feeling the horrid pain of an infected tooth. In fact, a root canal can even save your natural tooth altogether. To find out if you need a root canal, call or click to book your appointment at Greder Dental today.
Root Canals Q & A
What are some signs that I need a root canal?
Root canals are necessary when the inside soft tissue of your tooth, called the pulp, becomes infected and inflamed. You know when this happens because of several telltale signs and symptoms that are difficult or impossible to ignore. You might notice:
- A chronic aching sensation in your tooth
- Sharp pain when you bite down
- Tooth sensitivity to temperatures
- A constant bad taste in your mouth
- Swelling of the side of your face
- Swelling in your gums or lymph nodes
You must call or otherwise contact Greder Dental right away as soon as you notice one or more of these symptoms.
How do root canals work?
When you come in for your root canal procedure, your Greder Dental dentist starts by giving you nitrous oxide to help you relax. They also administer a local anesthetic near the affected tooth to ease the pain.
Your dentist drills a hole in the top of your tooth to access the infected pulp. They carefully remove the tissue from the inside of your tooth through the hole, then disinfect the newly empty cavity of your tooth. Then, they fill the inside portion with a rubbery material to take the pulp’s place and restore your tooth’s strength.
Your Greder Dental dentist may also reinforce your tooth’s structure with a CEREC® same-day crown. This ensures that your bite stays strong after you recover from the root canal procedure.
What are the benefits of getting a root canal?
Root canals benefit you in many ways. In fact, getting a root canal is often absolutely vital for the state of your overall oral health and functioning. The benefits you enjoy following a root canal and the short recovery period are:
- Alleviation of pain and other symptoms
- Prevention of tooth loss
- Prevention of abscesses
- Prevention of bone loss in your jaw
- Stopping you from needing more extensive dental work, like implants
Alleviating the pain and sensitivity alone is enough of a draw for many patients, but the idea of avoiding an extraction usually seals the deal. Your Greder Dental dentist walks you through the many reasons why getting a root canal is necessary for your health and comfort.
If you feel that you might need a root canal, don’t hesitate to call Greder Dental or book an evaluation appointment online today.
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