November 14, 2016

Having a toothache is no fun. The pain, frustration and hassle it brings can be very disruptive to your daily routine. Not only does it interfere with your ability to chew and eat your food comfortably, it can also negatively impact your moods and emotions. Dr. E. Dale Behner is encouraging anyone who is experiencing any type of oral pain to see their dentist to rule out the need for a root canal in Fishers, IN.

Signs and Symptoms

Not everyone who needs a root canal will experience symptoms. That is why it is so important for you to pay attention to the way your teeth and gums feel at all times. Everyone responds to dental infections and toothaches differently. Some symptoms may persist more often than others and other symptoms may not occur at all.

Common signs that indicate a root canal is necessary include:

  • Pain that radiates throughout the tooth or jaw
  • Swelling in the area of the affected tooth
  • Uncomfortable sensations when biting down on the affected tooth
  • Bumps that may or may not be oozing on the gum near the affected tooth
  • Extreme pain at night

Why Treatment Is Necessary

Contrary to popular belief, root canals are not as painful as they are perceived to be. They are done to remove damaged pulp tissue to stop pain and further infection. The process involves the use of tools that may seem a bit scary to you. Before a root canal is performed, Dr. Behner uses medication to numb the area that is being worked on so that you experience little to no discomfort from the procedure.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you should contact our dental office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment with Dr. Behner for an evaluation.



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