Toothache Relief Ladera Ranch
When the bacteria that cause cavities get deep enough, they affect the nerve and blood supply of a tooth. If you’re experiencing a severe toothache, it’s typically an indication that the cavity has progressed too far.
Most of the time, our patients in Ladera Ranch can get toothache relief with root canal treatment. We always want to avoid root canals if possible but they are sometimes the best option for long-term pain relief because they solve the issue of bacterial infection.
Signs You May Need A Root Canal
The idea of getting a root canal can seem scary, but in reality the procedure will help to relieve your pain. Here are some of the signs you may need a root canal:
- Toothache or tooth pain is the most common sign. Although many times, there will be no sign of pain as the nerve has decayed away.
- A large cavity that does not cause pain is most likely a sign for the need of root canal treatment.
- Lingering pain for months on a certain tooth.
- Pain that wakes you up at night.
- Pain after drinking either something cold or hot that lingers for more than 10 seconds.
Benefits of Root Canal Treatment
Performing root canals gives you options for the long term. Saving a tooth with root canal treatment will help hold the bite stable. It will also hold the bone of the jaw stable. By saving the tooth, you can continue to chew and smile normally.
With Dr. Parker and the modern technology at Parker Dentistry, you can take comfort that you will get the most accurate diagnosis and an honest discussion of your endodontic options and the benefits of those options.
Please contact our office serving the Ladera Ranch, Rancho Santa Margarita and Mission Viejo areas to go over in more detail the reasons for needing root canal therapy and how it can get you out of pain and back to your daily routine again.
Root Canal Procedure
The toothache from an infection stems from pressure built up and no way for bacteria to escape. Removing the decayed portion of the tooth with root canals and accessing the nerve and blood supply of the tooth is the only way to remove the bacteria.
Medicated solutions are used to clean and disinfect the root canal of the tooth. Sometimes it may take two visits to our office near Mission Viejo in Ladera Ranch to fully clean the tooth and systemic antibiotics may be necessary.
With modern anesthetic techniques, root canals can be done with very little discomfort. Many people are surprised at how easy root canals are today.
Is the Tooth Dead After Root Canal Therapy?
The nerve and blood supply to the interior of the tooth is cut off and because of that it can sometimes turn grey over time. However, the ligament that hold the tooth in to the bone are still supplied with blood and the body still accepts the tooth as part of the system. It will function just like a normal tooth.