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What have you heard about root canal therapy? Have you ever been told that it’s a very uncomfortable treatment that you should try to avoid? In reality, root canal therapy is a treatment that you shouldn’t postpone if you’re interested in saving your tooth. Fortunately, root canal therapy isn’t as bad as you may have heard. In fact many patients who have had both treatments say root canal therapy is comparable to having a cavity filled.

Still, do you ever wonder if there’s something you can do to recognize the need for root canal therapy? For instance, you may experience sensitivity, tender or swollen gums, and pain when you bite down. These problems are often caused after decay reaches the center of your teeth. This issue can also be caused by an untreated cavity. Again, root canal therapy is the only way to remove decay that’s reached the center of your teeth.

You might also need root canal therapy if your tooth is infected. If you have this infection, you could eventually experience discomfort and swollen gums. However, if your root dies— which may eventually happen if don’t address your infection—you may not feel any discomfort.

You could also need root canal therapy if you’ve experienced trauma—regardless of the cause of your trauma. If you do suffer from any trauma, your tooth could change colors. Still, if you’re worried that trauma could have hurt your tooth seriously, please don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us.

Do you have more questions about treating a damaged root canal in Lincoln, Nebraska? If so, please feel free to contact Northridge Dental LLC at 402-477-1177. Our dentist, Dr. Timothy Dinkelman, and our team will be happy to inspect your teeth and answer any of your questions. We’re eager to receive your call soon!