Do you have frequent toothaches? Are you noticing changes in the fit of your bite? You may have a dental infection. One of the best general dental treatments for infections is root canals. Root canals aren’t as bad as many patients think. Some may believe that the root canal procedure is painful. However, root canals are meant to relieve the pain caused by dental infections. In fact, patients feel more comfortable in their smiles following their root canal. At Horizon Family Dental Care, we ensure that the root canal treatment we provide in Baltimore, MD is pain-free for all patients.
Signs of Dental Infections
The most common signs of a tooth infection include:
- Gum and tooth sensitivity
- Frequent toothaches
- Facial swelling
- Swollen lymph nodes
- Changes in the bite
- Holes in the enamel (cavities)
Please contact our office if you have noticed any of these symptoms. A root canal treatment can preserve and save a tooth from needing to be extracted.
Root Canal Treatment
Before the root canal treatment, we use a local anesthetic to numb the mouth. We can also use dental sedation so the patient has a pain-free procedure. Then, we make a small hole in the tooth. Through this hole, we are able to remove the infected pulp in the middle of the tooth. The dental pulp is made up of cells, tissue, and vessels that can become damaged due to a severe tooth infection. Removing this dental pulp stops the spread of infection. Then, we clean the inner tooth chamber. Finally, the tooth is sealed with a dental filling that matches the natural color of teeth.
For patients who need added support, we may recommend a dental crown. Tooth crowns are durable caps that fully cover the tooth. Dental crowns protect weakened teeth and help strengthen the tooth enamel.
Request a Dental Consultation Today
Are you dealing with sensitive teeth or toothaches? Ask us about root canal treatment to preserve the health and structure of your teeth. You can schedule a dental appointment with our dental professionals on our website. We serve patients in Clinton, La Plata, Baltimore, and Hanover.