If you’ve been told or expect you require root canal treatment, it’s important to know that root canal therapy itself is not painful. It is the inflammation or infection in your tooth’s root that is causing the severe pain. Root canal therapy is the best option to save your natural tooth.
Endodontic Therapy or Root Canal Treatment
Root canal treatments allow your natural teeth to remain intact despite losing their ability to sense pain, pressure or temperature. These treatments are necessary to handle painful infections, but with modern technology, most patients find the root canal treatment to be painless.
Root canal symptoms include:
- Severe toothache when pressure is applied
- Prolonged sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Swelling of gums
- A recurring pimple on the gums
In some cases there are no visible symptoms present, which is why preventative dental care is always the best line of defense to catch infections that could lead to loss of teeth. If you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms, please call Dousman Family Dentistry immediately at 262-965-3662.
Our office provides emergency dentist appointments to patients from Dousman, Mukwonago, Hartland, Delafield, Waukesha, and beyond. If you have any questions about root canal treatment, cost, or insurance, please contact our office right away.