Root Canals

Springs Dental

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Saratoga Springs, NY

If you’ve experienced structural damage to your tooth from decay or an infected root, you might be feeling extreme pain or gum sensitivity. It’s possible you need a root canal to alleviate your pain. The dental experts at Springs Dental in Saratoga Springs, New York, are highly trained and experienced in performing root canals. Reach out to them by calling the office or booking an appointment online today.

Root Canals Q & A

What are root canals? 

A root canal is a common procedure performed by your dentist that treats the inside of your infected tooth to remove the infection, relieve your pain, and save your tooth. 

Although the structure and appearance of your tooth are mostly intact, the pain associated with your toothache is caused by pressure from a decayed root within. You most likely won’t be able to see any problems. That’s why it’s important to see your dentist at Springs Dental when you feel pain. 

When are root canals necessary?

Typically, signs of needing a root canal are fairly evident. Symptoms of needing a root canal might include:

  • Pain when chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks
  • Gum inflammation
  • Bumpy gums around the tooth
  • Tooth darkening

If you find yourself having pain in your tooth, see your dentist at Springs Dental right away. A root canal can save your tooth.

What are root canals like?

The experts at Springs Dental have trained eyes to identify the root cause of your pain. At your appointment, your exam might include an X-ray to reveal a cavity or crack.

Before your procedure begins, your dentist administers a local anesthetic and other sedation options if requested. 

During your procedure, your dentist uses special dental instruments to remove the infected material in your root. The area is then cleaned and replaced with a biocompatible filling. 

The last step is to place a dental crown on top of the treated tooth to seal it and keep your tooth strong.

Root canals offer immediate relief for your pain once your procedure is complete.

Are root canals painful?

It’s understandable that you might feel a bit anxious about root canals, but at Springs Dental, your dentist uses modern anesthetics to give you a pain-free experience and to keep you at ease.

After your procedure, you might feel some sensitivity and soreness for a few days, but you can take over-the-counter medications if needed.

If you’re having pain in your tooth and it’s interfering with your daily routine, see your dentist at Springs Dental. They can examine your tooth and give you an accurate diagnosis, which can lead to saving your tooth. 

If you need a root canal, call the experienced team at Springs Dental or book an appointment online today.