A toothache can be caused by many things—an injury, gum disease, even a popcorn kernel can get pretty painful when it’s stuck! But if any soreness continues, it may be a sign that there’s an infection, and a root canal is the best way to treat it and save your tooth. There are many misconceptions about root canals, so you may be surprised at some of the facts!
The tooth’s root canals contains all the blood vessels and nerve tissue the tooth needs to thrive. If the nerves become infected, you may experience soreness, swelling, and “pimples” on your gums. Then it’s obvious you need to get to Dr. Lisa Kalfas in Boulder fast. It’s important to treat the root canals as quickly as possible so we can save your tooth. That’s always our first goal.
Root canal therapy involves treating any infection, removing the diseased tissue, and cleaning out the canals so they’re free of bacteria or debris. We then seal the root canals to replace the tissue and prevent any bacteria from getting back into the area.
Generally, we’ll place a crown over the tooth to reinforce it against accidental damage and infection in the future. Our technology and pain management therapies have made root canal treatment a much quicker procedure, and most people feel no pain at all!
Call our dental office in Boulder at 877-506-9559 if you’re experiencing any discomfort or soreness around a tooth. We want to help you get the relief and treatment you need.