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Root canal procedures have been associated with pain for too long and for the wrong reasons. Many people worry that root canals will hurt. The reality is that they can take away your tooth pain. This treatment also can:
- Stop you from losing a tooth
- Allow you to eat and drink comfortably again
- Reduce your risk of another infection
By removing the problem, you might be saving yourself from tooth loss and more expensive treatments down the road. And believe it or not, we can do this procedure painlessly at Kirchner Dental. Don’t spend another minute suffering with a toothache. Call us at 812-406-0914 to make an appointment.
Understand Why You Are in Pain
If your teeth hurt, then something is wrong. Cavities and injuries that cause broken and cracked teeth create opportunities for bacteria to get into a tooth. Once there, they can infect the pulp. This is a soft connective tissue found in the openings in your roots and in the center of your tooth.
When the pulp is infected, it becomes inflamed. This can put pressure on the nerves inside your tooth. You may experience throbbing pains, dull pains that don’t go away, or both. Biting and chewing can become painful. You also may notice your tooth is more sensitive to foods and drinks that are hot, cold, or sweet.
Your tooth is at greater risk the longer your infection lingers. It can spread to other parts of your mouth, and it may require removing and replacing the tooth if the damage is too severe.
Rescue Your Tooth From Infection
It’s better to keep your natural teeth whenever possible. A root canal procedure can be the lifeline that restores your tooth to its natural state.
Before we begin, we want you to be as comfortable as possible. You will receive a local anesthetic to numb your infected tooth and the surrounding tissue. If you are feeling anxious, we also offer two kinds of dental sedation (laughing gas and oral sedation). Both options help you relax and keep you pain-free during your visit.
When you are ready, our team of professionals will carefully remove the infected tissue from your mouth. After cleaning the inside of your tooth, we’ll fill it with gutta-percha. This rubber-like material reduces your risk of another infection.
When that’s finished, we can restore the appearance and function of your tooth with one of our same-day dental crowns. Using the CEREC system, we can design and create your crown in our office. This means fewer trips to the dentist and a return to normal in less time for you.
Start Smiling Comfortably Again
When your treatment is finished, the pain of your toothache will go away in a short time. You’ll be able to eat without discomfort once again. You don’t have to do anything special to care for your tooth after it’s been fixed. Just brush, floss, and get regular dental cleanings, and your restored tooth can last the rest of your life.
If you’re in pain, call our Jeffersonville, IN dentist today at 812-913-6093. Root canals at Kirchner Dental can end your suffering.