How a root canal from your dentists in Ajax, Ontario can relieve your tooth pain
If you have a toothache, you may be wondering whether you need a filling. For some toothaches, a filling may solve the problem. For more severe tooth pain, sometimes you need a root canal. Here at Ajax Dental Centre in Ajax, ON, your dentists, Drs. Jafarpour, Kwong, and Elhaddad, offer comprehensive dental care, including root canal treatment to relieve your tooth pain.
Your tooth has several layers, and if tooth decay has penetrated the top two layers (the enamel and dentin) a filling is often enough to eliminate your toothache. The innermost layer, an area known as the pulp, is where the blood supply and nerves to the tooth are located. When the pulp becomes damaged, either from decay, trauma, or another cause, a root canal is needed.
Some of the signs and symptoms you need a root canal include:
- Increasing tooth pain when you eat or drink hot or cold foods or beverages
- Tooth pain that doesn’t go away even after a filling or dental crown is placed
- Sharp, stabbing pain when you bite down or chew
- Pain that radiates into your jaws, face, or head
- A white or red bump appearing on your gums next to a tooth root
- Blood or pus draining from the bump on your gums
If you notice any of these signs or symptoms, make an appointment to see your dentist as soon as you can, for the tooth pain you are experiencing could get much worse.
If root canal treatment is prescribed, your dentist will remove the infected pulp tissue and place a sedative filling inside your tooth. This material will eliminate inflammation and fluid buildup, which relieves your toothache. After your painful symptoms are gone, the sedative is removed and replaced with an inert material that is left inside your tooth. Your root canal is then completed with the placement of a simple permanent filling.
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You don’t have to put up with toothache pain. Get some relief by calling the dentists of Ajax Dental Centre in Ajax, ON, at (905) 426-8304. Call now!