Patients who are worried about pain might be tempted to skip root canal therapy, but doing so could actually lead to even worse discomfort. The longer an infection in the tooth goes untreated, the more pain you’ll experience, and the more likely you are to lose the tooth. Furthermore, thanks to the gentle touch of your friendly Healthy Smiles Dental Care of Jewell Lake team, root canal therapy is nowhere near as frightening as you might believe! Call us today if you have a toothache that might require a root canal.
Each tooth contains a collection of tissue called dental pulp. If pulp becomes infected, it can’t heal on its own and will typically need to be removed in order to prevent further damage. We’ll need to examine the tooth to determine whether or not it’s truly infected, but there are several warning signs that you might notice on your own, such as: