Root Canals in Pikesville, MD
A toothache caused by an infected tooth or trauma is often described as one of the worst pains a person can experience. In many instances, root canal treatment can alleviate this pain and allow you to save a tooth that may otherwise need extraction.
If you have a toothache, your dentist in Pikesville, MD is here to ease your pain and restore your tooth to health.
The Root Canal Process
With recent technological advancements, the root canal procedure has become far more comfortable than in the past. Patients often compare the root canal visits of today to that of a filling.
Our team also understands that a toothache can significantly increase a patient's anxiety. This is why we ensure that your tooth is completely numb with local anesthesia, and we also offer nitrous oxide ("laughing gas") to relax you further if you're feeling especially anxious.
During root canal treatment, we remove the inflamed tissue, eliminating the pain and also the source of infection. We then correctly repair the tooth to seal it off from the oral environment. During another appointment—after the root canal has had time to heal—we apply a permanent filling or a dental crown.
Your dentist in 21208 typically recommends a dental crown if the infection weakened your tooth, leaving is susceptible to breakage. A dental crown is a cap designed to look like your surrounding teeth. It fits over the treated tooth to absorb impact when you chew.
At Naylors Court Dental Partners, we consider root infections and trauma to be dental emergencies, and we know that emergencies tend to arrive at the most inconvenient times. For this reason, we always offer same-day emergency appointments for root canal treatment and other oral health conditions that threaten your comfort. Because we understand how debilitating a toothache can be, we strive to minimize the length of time our patients wait for treatment.
Signs of a Root Infection
Patients develop toothaches for any number of reasons, but with root infection, you may notice:
- Toothache or increased tooth sensitivity
- Jaw pain and swelling
- Blister on the gum near the toothache
In some cases, if the root infection is only emerging or if the nerve is not conductive, you may not experience pain. Instead, your dentist finds your root infection during a routine dental checkup—just one of the reasons regular dental care is so crucial.
Regular checkups, teeth cleanings, and an excellent at-home routine also help lower your risks for root infections, cavities, and gum disease.
For Root Canals in Pikesville, MD, Contact a Dental Team Member
If you are experiencing any dental pain or sensitivity, call Drs. Jennifer and Mohit Virmani for a consultation so we can keep you out of an emergency situation: (410) 401-8281. Also, reach out to a team member if you have any questions.
We proudly serve patients in all locales, including Randallstown, Owings Mills, Baltimore, and Rosedale.