Here at our Denville dental practice, we get a lot of concerns from patients expressing fear or anxiety before their scheduled root canal treatment. But should one be really afraid of such procedure? We’d like to set the record straight — recent advancements in dental technology have made it possible for your root canal procedure to be more or less free from pain and discomfort. In addition, it should be noted that the procedure itself doesn’t cause the pain per se but could actually relieve it!
By and large, a root canal procedure is advised if you have an infected pulp. An infected pulp is characterized through the following:
- dull toothache and pressure
- tenderness accompanied by swelling in your gums
- lingering pain following consumption of hot or cold food
- sharp, intense, and acute pain when biting down food or on your tooth
On the other hand, the 4 main causes of an infected pulp are the following:
- broken or cracked tooth
- tooth injury despite the absence of a chip or visible crack
- deep cavities
- repeated dental procedures
Comfortable Root Canal Therapy in Denville, New Jersey
Have you or a family member been told that you need a root canal? Do you or a family member have a terrible toothache? Diamond Springs Dental Associates serves patients across Boonton, Denville, Parsippany, Mountain Lakes, and the surrounding areas.
Get in touch with us today by calling us at 973.542.2742or by filling out this contact form. We look forward to your visit!