Protect Your Tooth From Infection
Tooth decay can start out minor, but if left untreated, it can grow to infect deep parts of your tooth. The deepest layer of your tooth, called the pulp, can decay completely, unless root canal treatment is conducted. Root canal infection can be extremely painful, but treatment with Arizona Dental Heights is painless and will take your toothache away.
Signs and symptoms that you may have a root canal infection:
- Swelling and/or tenderness
- Severe toothache and pain
- Sensitivity to hot or cold
- An abscess or pimple on the gums
In some cases, you won’t experience symptoms — so visiting your dentist every six months is the best way to get a thorough checkup and make sure your root canal is not infected.
How Dr. Shaylar Hatch Treats A Root Canal
Root canal therapy will save your teeth and eliminate your pain. Essentially, Dr. Hatch will remove any decaying pulp caused by the infection using special tools. After cleaning and disinfecting the tooth, Dr. Hatch will place a dental crown to protect it and prevent future infection. Best of all, this all takes place in one appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long does root canal therapy take?
On average, root canal treatment takes about 90 minutes or less. In some cases, it could take longer depending on the patient’s individual circumstances, like whether their tooth is cracked or fractured. At your initial consultation, Dr. Hatch will assess whether you may require additional care and exactly what to expect during your root canal procedure.
How long will my teeth hurt after the procedure?
It’s likely that you may experience pain immediately after the procedure, but this should naturally subside within a few days. Taking over-the-counter medications, like ibuprofen or naproxen can help relieve any pain you may experience after your root canal. If you’re still feeling discomfort a week or more after the procedure, contact Dr. Hatch right away at (480) 525-6000 and he’ll get to the root of the problem.
What is a hot tooth?
A hot tooth refers to a pulp, or the deepest layer of your tooth, suffering from decay and causing moderate to extreme pain. This can cause your tooth to feel sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures and a low response to local anesthesia. During root canal therapy, Dr. Hatch will take the necessary measures to ensure you feel no pain, even with a hot tooth.
What happens if I don’t get a root canal?
If you’re in need of a root canal, it’s crucial that you seek treatment as soon as possible to prevent further infection, damage, or even tooth loss. Untreated decay can cause the infection in the tooth to spread to the rest of your body, including your jaw, blood, and brain. This can result in more serious and even detrimental health problems.
Restore Your Dental Health with Dr. Shaylar Hatch
At Arizona Dental Heights, Dr. Hatch and his team are committed to the health of not just your teeth, but your overall well being. If you’re suffering from a toothache, don’t wait any longer for relief. Call us at 1-480-525-8000 to schedule your appointment.