At Winn Smiles, we do everything we can to avoid tooth extractions. If a natural tooth can be saved, we will recommend treatment to help preserve it. One of the ways we can save a tooth from extraction is through root canal therapy. If you are in need of root canal therapy in Chattanooga, TN, or are in need of a second opinion, call our office to schedule a visit today!
What is Root Canal Therapy?
When a tooth is infected and the infection reaches the pulp of the tooth, root canal therapy is needed to remove all the areas where the tooth is at risk. Left untreated, a tooth infection can lead to severe pain and other complications. If your dentist recommends root canal therapy, it’s important to take care of your tooth as soon as possible.
Root canal therapy is a treatment used by your dentist to remove all signs of infection and decay from the tooth. Your dentist will also carefully remove the infected pulp of the tooth. Once the tooth has been successfully cleared of infection, the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Many times, a dental crown is needed following root canal therapy to restore the appearance and function of the tooth.
Symptoms of a Tooth Infection
If you have a tooth infection, you may be experience any of the following symptoms:
- Throbbing Tooth Pain
- Sensitivity To Cold and Hot Food or Drinks
- Pain in the Jawbone, Neck or Ear
- Cheek Swelling
- Bad Breath
- Unpleasant Taste in Mouth
If you are experiencing these symptoms, we recommend scheduling a visit with your dentist as soon as possible.
Comfort Designed for You
At Winn Smiles, we offer a comfort menu to help you feel relaxed throughout your dental experience. If you are in need of root canal therapy, you can rest assured that you are in the hands of a trustworthy, experienced dental team. We’ll go out of our way to ensure that you are comfortable throughout your entire visit so that you can maintain a healthy smile and address your dental needs.