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By BARRY H. DANZIG, DDS
June 11, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

Tooth PainAre you suffering from dental pain?

Your Billerica, MA, dentists - Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, and Dr. Lili Tayari - can help with root canal therapy. Most people are afraid of root canal treatments because of the mythical pain they cause.

Root canals are an endodontic treatment deals with the pain you already feel. Sometimes the pain can go away on its own, but a root canal may be necessary if that doesn't happen.

If the pulp of your tooth develops an infection or becomes inflamed, you'll need your doctor to go in, clean and disinfect the pulp, seal the canal, and place a crown that matches the rest of your teeth.

Symptoms include:

  • Pain
  • Prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Swelling, drainage, and tenderness in lymph nodes
  • Tenderness to touch and chewing

There are several reasons why your tooth may have been infected. Here are a few reasons why:

  • Poor oral or dental regimen may lead to cavities. Cavities occur when a person eats sugary foods and doesn't brush or floss.
  • Exposure of sensitive layers of the tooth, like cracks or chips, due to trauma, from sports to vehicle, that allows bacteria to infect the pulp unless the cavity is dealt with immediately.
  • Some dental procedures, such as getting a dental crown, may damage dental pulp, which could expose it to bacteria and could result in you needing a root canal from your Billerica dentist.
  • Accumulation of plaque, which contains an acid-producing bacteria that break down tooth enamel, a protective layer covering your teeth, which is also due to poor oral hygiene.

Getting a root canal is important to keep your teeth healthy. There's no need to be worried about a painful procedure because dentistry is more advanced today than it used to be! For more information or to schedule an appointment for a root canal, or another treatment, call your Billerica, MA, dentists - Dr. Adam Danzig, Dr. Barry Danzig, and Dr. Lili Tayari - at (978) 667-2741.