The consequences of a painful tooth go beyond discomfort—simple functions such as biting, chewing, and brushing can also become be hindered, affecting the health of your whole body.
Left untreated, tooth pain can severely damage your oral health, leaving you feeling miserable. Fortunately, a root canal could fix the issue.
Here at the Venice, FL, office of dentist Dr. Clark Wright, we can perform a root canal effectively and efficiently so that you are back to feeling your best in no time.
What Could Be Causing My Tooth Pain?
Signs that you are in need of a root canal include extreme sensitivity to hot, cold, or sugary food/beverages, swollen or discolored gums, bumps or tenderness of the gums, intense pain when chewing, or visible deep cracks/decay on your tooth.
These symptoms can indicate an infection in the root of your tooth, which harbors harmful bacteria. As with any infection, the longer it goes untreated, the worse the pain becomes, and the harder it becomes to treat.
How Does a Root Canal Remedy My Tooth Pain?
A root canal from our Venice, FL office treats your tooth by eliminating the infection in the root of your tooth. Beginning with an administration of anesthesia to ensure comfort during the procedure, your dentist will clean your tooth, remove the diseased tissue from inside of it, and disinfect the structure. This will be followed by a filling placement and sealing so as to ensure that the tooth remains healthy.
After a day or two of soreness post-procedure, your tooth will be strong, healthy, and pain-free, allowing you to resume eating and brushing like normal.
Don't let tooth pain go untreated—make an appointment at our Venice, FL office today at (941) 493-5923.