Stop Tooth Pain and Save Your Natural Tooth
Tooth pain is never normal, especially if it becomes excruciating. If you’re experiencing worrisome tooth pain, it’s time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chris Givens or Dr. Jared Britt. Your pain may be the result of infection that’s attacking the inner pulp of the tooth or the tooth’s roots beneath the gum line, where it has access to the jaw bone and adjacent teeth. When this happens, or the tooth begins to decay, the rest of your teeth and the state of your oral health are put at risk. During your appointment, we will be able to determine the source of your pain and discuss treatment options. Sometimes, the only treatment that can save your tooth from extraction is a root canal. Modern root canal therapy is a safe and effective routine procedure, similar to a filling, which can restore health and strength to your smile.
When Is Root Canal Therapy Recommended?
Root canal therapy may be recommended for teeth that have experienced disease or trauma that led to an infection of the dental pulp. The pain associated with these conditions will not resolve on its own without medical care, so in many cases root canal therapy is the only way to save your natural teeth. If you experience any of the following conditions, discuss your concerns with us right away to determine whether root canal therapy is the right treatment for you:
- Abscessed, broken or fractured teeth
- Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Darkening or discoloration of the tooth
- Pain or toothache when biting, chewing
Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
When performed by experienced professionals like Drs. Givens and Britt, root canal therapy offers the following benefits:
- Removal of infection, decay
- Elimination of tooth pain
- Prevention of bacterial spread
- Improved tooth appearance and health
- Restored tooth function
Keep Your Smile Healthy and Natural with Timely Treatment
If a root canal is recommended for your tooth pain, you are in skilled hands with our doctors. Dr. Givens and Dr. Britt invest in extensive ongoing continuing education each year. Modern root canal therapy is comfortable and virtually pain-free, especially when performed with the help of one of our dental sedation options. It’s also quick and efficient with CEREC® same-day dental crowns, which can be milled and placed over a treated tooth directly after treatment.