Need a Root Canal? Here's How to Know
Experiencing tooth pain, pressure, or swelling can be scary and leave you wondering if you need to make a trip to the dentist.
These symptoms are all signs that you may have an infection and require treatment. Fortunately, we offer comfortable root canals right here in our Layton, UT dental office without the need for a referral to an endodontist.
Do Root Canals Always Start with Pain?
While many patients experience pain as the first sign that something is wrong, we can actually diagnose an infection in its early stages, before symptoms begin, through routine dental x-rays. This is why we recommend that patients never skip their recommended x-rays. Catching an infection or decay early allows you to seek treatment before your condition becomes a dental emergency.
We use digital x-rays with up to 80 percent less radiation, making them extremely safe and beneficial without health risks.
Will Root Canal Treatment Hurt?
Root canal therapy should feel no different than a dental filling. Fortunately, much more is known today than just a few years ago about how anesthetic affects the body. In most cases, you will find that you feel relief after root canal therapy rather than pain.
Dr. Hans Smith is gentle and a great communicator. He will make sure that you are completely numb before starting any treatment, so you really have nothing to worry about. His kind nature and compassion are both qualities that our patients appreciate.
Immediate Treatment Is Best!
As with all dental treatment, addressing the problem sooner rather than later is always the best bet. Waiting could mean more complex or expensive treatment, or it could even mean losing your tooth. Don’t let this happen to you! Taking care of your dentistry now is an investment in your health and the future of your smile.
If you live in the Layton, UT area and suspect that you need a root canal, contact us immediately and we will get you back on track to good oral health.