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Dealing with a toothache? You might just need root canal treatment.
We know that no one loves the idea of undergoing a dental procedure but when decay, an infection or an inflamed dental pulp get the better of your smile it’s important that you have a dentist to which you can turn for treatment. Are you currently dealing with a toothache? If so, here’s why you should visit our Sayreville, NJ, dentist Dr. Bhatti right away.
Did you know that a toothache is considered a dental emergency? A toothache doesn’t arise unless something is wrong. Just as pain anywhere in the body is signaling that there is a problem, your mouth is also letting you know that something isn’t right. The sooner you seek treatment from your emergency dentist in Sayreville, NJ, the better.
So, does a toothache mean I need a root canal?
Not exactly. Sometimes a toothache means that you have decay that just needs to be removed and then restored with a dental filling; however, we won’t know the extent of the issue until you come in for an exam. During your visit, we will take x-rays of the tooth to see if the dental pulp has been infected.
The dental pulp is a structure within the tooth that is made up of nerves and connective tissue. While the pulp is instrumental in the development of the tooth, once the tooth has fully matured the pulp is no longer important. If the pulp is inflamed or infected then the only option will be to perform root canal treatment to remove the pulp.
Doesn’t root canal therapy hurt?
On the contrary, root canal treatment is actually the treatment you need to get rid of the pain you are experiencing. Most people dealing with an infected dental pulp are in some serious pain, and once the dental pulp is removed the tooth will no longer cause you any trouble. This procedure is no more invasive than getting a dental filling and we will administer local anesthesia to the area prior to starting your root canal so the area will be completely numb.
If you are dealing with a toothache or other dental issues then it’s time to call Personalized Dentistry in Sayreville, NJ, right away so that we can get you into the office for immediate dental care. We provide routine and immediate dentistry to patients of all ages, from children to seniors.