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By John Stockdale, D.D.S.
August 31, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

Experiencing pain anywhere in the teeth, gums or mouth is often a sign of oral health problems, such as the presence of cavities or gum root canaldisease. Certain types of pain and discomfort are signs you may need a root canal. If you do need a root canal, it is important to seek treatment as soon as possible in order to prevent additional oral health problems from occurring. At Renaissance Dental Care, Dr. John Stockdale is your Rancho Cucamonga dentist for performing root canals and treating other oral health problems.

Signs and Symptoms

There are several signs and symptoms you may need a root canal. When you recognize any of the signs, see your Rancho Cucamonga dentist for evaluation and treatment. Signs you may need a root canal include:

  • Chronic pain or pressure in the mouth
  • Severe oral pain, particularly in the teeth
  • Sharp pain when biting down or chewing
  • Sensitivity and pain when consuming hot or cold foods and beverages

Root Canal Treatment

When tooth decay spreads from the soft pulpy center of a tooth down into the root, an abscess can form below the tooth. If an abscess develops, a root canal is necessary to preserve the tooth. An untreated abscess can lead to additional complications, including extraction of the infected tooth. Root canal treatment is similar to the procedure for filling a cavity. The dentist removes the decayed and infected area. The area is thoroughly cleaned, then filled in. Following a root canal procedure, the treated tooth will be strong and healthy once again.

Benefits of Root Canals

The thought of undergoing a root canal is intimidating for many patients. However, the procedure is not scary at all and is similar to having a cavity filled. Further, there are several benefits to having a root canal.

  • Root canals preserve the natural teeth.
  • Root canals make it possible to avoid extraction of infected teeth.
  • Root canals strengthen teeth weakened by infection and decay with the use of a dental crown.
  • Root canals restore regular tooth functions, such as biting and chewing.
  • Root canals protect the surrounding teeth by reducing strain on them.
  • The root canal procedure is a simple one similar to filling a cavity.

There are several signs you may need a root canal. If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms, see Dr. Stockdale, your Rancho Cucamonga dentist. To schedule an appointment, contact Renaissance Dental Care at (909) 987-0040.



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