A severe toothache isn’t something to ignore, and can, in fact, be a sign of a serious problem. That problem might only require a filling to fix it, but it’s also possible you could need a root canal.
What Causes a Root Canal?
There isn’t one single reason for why a root canal might be necessary. In some cases, it may be that an injury has affected the pulp or nerve inside your tooth. In other cases, it could be that decay or a large filling is the problem. But regardless of what causes it, treatment should not be avoided. By delaying treatment, you put yourself at risk of a serious infection or abscess.
How Does Treatment with a Root Canal Help?
The goal of a root canal is to save the affected tooth. Your doctor at Bonness Family Dentistry will do that by removing the damaged pulp or nerve from you tooth before filling it with an inert substance. Besides putting a stop to your pain, a root canal will also prevent an infection from developing and will preserve your tooth’s functionality.
Bonness Family Dentistry Is Your Camby-Area Root Canal Headquarters
Over the years, root canals have gained a reputation for being unpleasant, but with today’s advanced technology and analgesics, the experience can be more comfortable than you thought. If you have questions about how Bonness Family Dentistry can help you with a root canal, call our Camby office today. Dr. Ann Bonness and Dr. Richard Bonness gladly serve patients from Mooresville, Plainfield, Indianapolis, Monrovia, Martinsville, and beyond.