One dentist’s name you don’t hear much about is “endodontist.” This dental professional is devoted mainly to just one thing: “root canal” procedures. As in other infections, those of the root canal are liable to spread to other tissues in the mouth like the teeth and gums. That it is why root canal infections must be treated without delay. Symptoms can include pain in rhe affected tooth, a pus discharge, swollen tissue, and a bad taste or smell in your mouth.
When you begin to notice symptoms, you should seek treatment right away. At the office of Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC, our experienced professionals will recognize the condition at once, and we offer the expertise to treat the infection before it spreads to surrounding tissues. Treatment that is started quickly after the start of infection, can be contained within the tooth itself.
Since it is a major procedure, it is possible that pain after root canal treatment can be expected, since it involves deep cleaning of the inner chamber of the root, possibly irritating the nerves that surround it. So it can be expected that some pain will linger for several days afterwards. If it continues beyond that, it is possible that the canals will need additional cleaning by the dentist. But even before the procedure, a local anesthetic will be applied to minimize pain.
Many people have avoided root canal procedures because they understood that root canals were very painful. At the office of Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC, our compassionate staff is aware of any worries you might have, and with our expert clinical skills and state-of-the-art office, we take steps to ensure as pain-free treatment as possible, and a recovery that minimizes any discomfort afterwards. For more information, give us a call today.
By Linda Ricks, DDS, MS, PC
March 25, 2021