When decay burrows deep into your tooth, it infects the innermost part, or pulp, causing serious pain. And while many dentists can usually fix tooth decay with fillings, a root or pulp infection requires a special procedure called root canal therapy. You could also need root canal therapy for severe trauma or cracks in your teeth. But no matter what, you need to have the infected matter removed before the damage spreads.
No matter how busy you are, don't ignore consistent tooth pain. Watch for signs of decay so you know when you need a root canal in Bristol, TN/VA. Symptoms of infected tooth pulp include:
Some patients would rather extract the tooth, but you'll be better off if you keep your natural tooth. Dental implants can mimic natural teeth in many ways, but the natural option still works better. A root canal allows you to keep the exterior of your natural tooth intact so you can continue to chew effectively.
Root canal procedures vary in complexity and severity. In most cases, we perform each root canal in our Bristol, TN/VA location during one appointment. Depending on your specific needs, we'll assess your situation and refer you to a specialist if necessary.
Dr. Pittman selects the latest tools and keeps up-to-date on the helpful techniques. Because of these tools and techniques, we can perform each root canal treatment efficiently and painlessly. You can trust us to make your comfort a priority.
The next time you experience tooth pain, don't ignore it. Call us for an appointment today at (423) 989-3000.