We get it. No one — and we mean no one — wants to have a root canal procedure.

But if you ever do, you might be more grateful than you realize when it’s all over.

At a dental practice that uses advanced technology and modern techniques, getting a root canal is no worse than having a filling done. More importantly, it will make you feel a lot better.

Restorative dentistry is an important part of what we do at Blankenship Family Dentistry. For our patients, we have seen how the right treatment can put a smile back on their faces.

If you are fighting a toothache, let us do the same thing for you. Call 770-766-8995 now to make an appointment at our Stone Mountain, GA dental office.

Clues That YOU Need a Root Canal

Unfortunately, many people will put off a root canal procedure until they are in so much pain they can’t stand it any longer. We want you to get the help you need as soon as possible. This makes the process easier for everyone involved, and it can save you from the worst part of a painful tooth infection.

With that in mind, here are some of the most common symptoms you should know:

  • Noticeable darkening of a tooth
  • Tooth pain whenever you eat or put pressure on a tooth
  • Increased sensitivity to food or drinks that are hot or cold
  • Pimple-like bumps on your gums near the painful tooth
  • Swollen or tender gums near your painful tooth

Tooth infections occur when harmful bacteria gets inside a tooth an reaches the pulp. This soft tissue is in the interior of your teeth, where nerves and blood vessels also are found. When the pulp is infected it often becomes inflamed, which leads to the pain of your toothache.

Bacteria can get into your tooth as a result of tooth decay, gum disease, or a break or crack in a tooth.

What Happens During a Root Canal?

The first step is keeping you comfortable. If you have any anxiety about getting a root canal, you also should know that we offer oral sedation. By taking a dose of medication prior to your procedure, you can ease your mind, relax, and feel confident that you will remain pain-free during your treatment.

When we are sure you are ready, we create a small opening in your tooth. This allows us to remove the infected tissue. We clean and sanitize the tooth before filling it will a material that reinforces the tooth and reduce your risk of reinfection.

To finish, your tooth can be capped with a dental crown. This will restore the natural appearance and the function of your tooth.

As you recover, your pain will go away, and you’ll be able to eat comfortably once again.

Your Teeth Should Not Hurt

If your teeth are causing your problems, you should not wait to take care of the problem. You can get that help at Blankenship Family Dentistry.

Call 770-766-8995 or contact us online to request your appointment. Stop suffering soon!