How a root canal eliminates tooth pain
Tooth pain can make you miserable, affecting your ability to sleep, eat, and enjoy your life. Fortunately, there is a way to relieve tooth pain and still keep your tooth. Root canal therapy is the treatment you need. Dr. Yati Yadav at Your Family Dentist in Peoria, Arizona offers a wide range of dental services including root canals to help relieve tooth pain. He proudly serves residents in the Glendale and Phoenix area and he can help you too.
Tooth pain can be caused by many things including deep dental decay, trauma, and even grinding your teeth at night. When tooth pain strikes, it can be acute and severe. When your tooth is damaged, the inner layer of your tooth, an area known as the pulp, becomes bruised. Inflammation and pressure builds up inside your tooth, causing pain.
A root canal works by removing the inflamed, diseased tissue inside your tooth. Treatment begins by your dentist creating a small opening in the top of your tooth. The diseased tissue is drawn out through the opening, and a sedative filling is placed inside your tooth.
The sedative filling reduces pressure and pain by eliminating inflammation, allowing your tooth to calm down. When you no longer feel pain or other symptoms, the sedative is removed and your tooth is refilled with an inert material. The opening is sealed up with a dental crown, and you are done!
You may need root canal treatment if you notice:
- Pain that continues even after dental treatment
- Sharp, stabbing pain when you bite down
- Increasing pain when you eat or drink hot or cold foods or beverages
- A red or white bump on your gums next to a tooth root
- Blood or pus draining from the bump on your gums
You don’t have to put up with tooth pain! Instead, just pick up the phone and call Dr. Yati Yadav at Your Family Dentist in Peoria, Arizona, serving residents in the Glendale and Phoenix area. Find out more about how root canal therapy can relieve your pain by calling today!