Easing Dental Pain
What if I need a root canal?
In the event that you do need a root canal, don’t worry — it’s one of the most routine and effective procedures, and it can often be accomplished in just one visit. First, an anesthetic will be administered to numb the tooth and the surrounding area to help alleviate pain throughout the procedure. A small opening will then be made in the surface of the tooth to remove the dead and dying nerve tissue. Once completed, adhesive cement is used to seal the opening in the tooth to prevent further infection.
Following root canal treatment, your tooth may feel some sensitivity or tenderness for a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers like ibuprofen are generally effective in relieving discomfort, but prescription medications may also be given if needed. During this period, it may help to avoid biting hard on the affected tooth. All of these symptoms, however, should be temporary. Call Haddad Root canal Dentist Easton PA to schedule your treatment today.
- Moderate to severe lingering tooth pain when drinking both hot and cold.
- Pain when chewing or biting on a tooth. You may notice slight swelling and the tooth will be sensitive to touch.
- A bubble has formed on your gum that looks similar to a pimple. When pressed it may bleed or release fluid.
- The pain starts in one tooth and gravitates to your jaw or head.
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