Addressing root canal treatment pain.

 In Root Canals

Tooth pain that causes patients to seek dental treatment may require root canal therapy to address root canal pain. Spring residents can visit Dr. Dernick, of The Woodlands, for treatment, and address the issue once and for all. Root canal pain is often the reason for emergency dental appointments.

Root canal pain can be caused by a number of issues. Patients might experience trauma to a tooth, which results in large breaks, cracks, and damage that can reach the dental pulp and cause the nerves to react. Infection in the tooth can cause a patient to require root canal therapy, as can an abscess. When patients come to Dr. Dernick with these issues, a root canal is often the best course of action to save the natural tooth and keep the patient from experiencing further pain and problems.

Root canal therapy is relatively simple. Dr. Dernick will ensure patient comfort with local anesthesia before making an opening to reach the dental pulp, which is at the center of the tooth. The pulp is removed and the area is disinfected before it is filled to seal it. Patients who have root canals therapy will often have a dental crown placed, as the tooth can become weak and brittle and need the protection of a porcelain restoration bonded on top.

Dr. Dernick understands the importance of saving a natural tooth, and he would prefer that a patient undergo root canal therapy rather than extracting and restoring the lost tooth. A root canal treatment is more affordable than cosmetic restorations, and patients benefit from maintaining their natural teeth.

Patients will not experience root canal pain after their treatment, though their mouth may be sore for after treatment. This can be addressed with over the counter pain medications to reduce inflammation and discomfort during this healing process. Overall, patients find that root canal therapy can eliminate the problem and help them get back to living a normal, healthy lifestyle without the pain, problems, and discomfort that infection or trauma can cause on an otherwise healthy tooth.


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