Out of all the known dental procedures, root canals are among the most reviled and feared. Here at Waterside Dental in Bradenton, we want to do what is best for our patients, including educating them on the dental procedures we provide. Here are three common reasons for patients to consider a root canal in Bradenton, FL.
Surface cavities, like the name states, remain on the surface of the teeth. Deep cavities, on the other hand, work deep into the tooth where they can reach the pulp. If you have a deep cavity, a Waterside general dentist might recommend a root canal to ensure all the cavity is extracted. If not, the cavity will likely continue to chip away at the health of your tooth.
Because tooth pain is often very painful, it makes sense that you want to do everything possible to take care of it and find relief. A specific type of pain or discomfort that often warrants a root canal is extreme sensitivity to hot or cold foods and liquids. There is also a chance your pain will surge up even when you are not drinking or eating anything, or the pain might throb its way into a headache. In either case, a root canal might be your best option for relief.
If you are not familiar with abscesses, there is a chance you might have one if you have a foul taste in your mouth without eating or drinking something that has the same taste. An abscess might also appear near the root of your tooth or on the outside of your gums. If you think you might have an abscess, it is best that you have one of our dentists take a look to determine one way or another.
While a root canal is most likely the last procedure you want for your teeth, it might be your best option. We are here if you have any questions about the procedure including alternative procedures that you can consider.