Not every toothache will require Worcester root canal therapy, but every one of them carries within it the possibility. That is why you should not wait to have tooth pain or other symptoms addressed here at Pearla Dental. If you do need the procedure, though, we have some reassuring information for you: it’s non-surgical, it has a rate of success of about 90%, and due to the advancements in dental technology, it is a comfortable treatment. It is also the only thing that stands between an infected tooth and the loss of that tooth.
Inside every tooth is a nerve and pulp, both of which are fully protected by the barrier that surrounds them. We’re referring to the enamel and dentin layers. When a cavity forms in your tooth, a filling comes loose or falls out, or the tooth sustains a chip or crack in it, that barrier has been breached. Your nerve is exposed and so you have a toothache. But it is only when bacteria makes its way inside and infects the pulp that our Worcester root canal is necessary. You’ll know due to one or more of the following signs: pain when you chew or apply pressure to the tooth, sensitivity to hot and cold, gum tenderness, tooth discoloration, and swelling. In addition, the infection can move into the gums and bone tissue, so you will want to act quickly for that reason, in addition to alleviating your symptoms. Our Worcester root canal is performed under local anesthesia. The infected tissue is removed, and the canals are cleaned, disinfected, and sealed.
The final step to the process is getting a dental crown to restore the tooth, which is done after you have healed from our Worcester root canal. At the first sign of a toothache or any of the other listed symptoms, call our office right away.