If you have a tooth that has infected or damaged pulp, you will need to have a root canal to save the tooth. At our dental practice, William L. Toler DMD, our expert dentist, Dr. Toler, can assess the cause of your tooth pain, and provide you with appropriate treatment, including a root canal in Warner Robbins, if necessary.
When you have a tooth that has damaged or infected pulp, you usually feel tooth pain when you eat something that is hot or cold. Your tooth may also be painful when pressure is placed upon it. In some cases, your tooth may be continuously painful. Whenever you experience any type of tooth pain, you will want to come to our office as soon as possible, so that you can receive treatment. If your tooth has damaged or infected pulp, it will need to receive a root canal in Warner Robbins in order to be saved. If a tooth has damaged or infected pulp, and does not receive a root canal treatment, the condition of the tooth will continue to worsen until it eventually falls out on its own. The good news is that root canal treatments are effective in saving teeth in over 90% of cases. In addition, our patients are able to remain perfectly comfortable in our dentist’s chair while they are receiving this care; this is due to our dentist’s use of state-of-the-art equipment and modern dental procedures, as well as our use of modern dental anesthesia. During the root canal procedure, all damaged and infected pulp is removed from the center of the tooth. The tooth and root canal system are then thoroughly cleaned and sealed to prevent reinfection. You will most likely need to get a dental crown, at a slightly later time, in order to completely protect the tooth.
For an appointment to meet with our dentist regarding any type of dental care, including receiving a root canal in Warner Robbins, contact us today. If you have tooth pain, let our office staff know so that they can arrange an immediate appointment.