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Root Canals

Do you have an unusual tooth pain? Do you not know what is causing it? In that situation, we recommend you call your dentist as soon as possible, because you could have a tooth infection in your root canal. If you do, it’s vital to your health and safety to get the bacteria cleaned out right away.

What Causes Tooth Pain?

In your case, it may be that bacteria found its way into the inner chamber of your tooth known as the root canal. The bacteria could be multiplying on the sensitive tissues and nerves that exist there. This can cause irritation and inflammation, which presses on the nerves and causes pain.

Pain alone is not the only problem. It simply alerts us that an infection is growing. The larger long-term problem is that the bacteria could spread to other teeth or even to bodily organs. Infections can cause:

  • Facial swelling.
  • Pressure around or inside a tooth.
  • Swollen or red gums.
  • Fever.
  • Strange tastes.

Even just persistent discomfort in a tooth can be a bad sign. We’d like to give you a real diagnosis so that you can experience relief and greater health and safety.

What Is a Root Canal Treatment?

If you have an infection in the root canal of your tooth, the main service to heal it is called a root canal treatment. This is a relatively fast, routine service that we can complete in one appointment for you here at Shumway. Here’s what we do:

  • Get you comfortable in your chair with dental sedation.
  • Access the root canal area and clean the bacteria out completely.
  • Close up the access hole to the root canal.
  • Protect the tooth from further infection and damage using a customized dental crown.

We enjoy surprising our patients by starting and finishing a root canal right on time. Your tooth should feel much better and be protected from this problem for many, many years.

Call Shumway for Root Canal Diagnosis and Treatment

If you have tooth pain from a tooth infection or some other unknown cause, please call Shumway Dental Care right away! We care about diagnosing the problem right and relieving that pain or discomfort as soon as possible. A root canal treatment doesn’t have to be scary when you’re in a place of exceptional dentistry, friendly staff, and beautiful smiles. Call now!

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