Are you experiencing pain or sensitivity in one of your teeth because of decay, damage, or an injury? A root canal from Dr. S. John Salivonchik’s dental office could bring relief. Root canal therapy is designed to treat infection and the symptoms associated with it by removing the pulp at the center of a tooth, replacing it with a safe substance, and covering the tooth with a protective crown.
But despite the changes made to your tooth during a root canal procedure, you don’t have to worry about changes in functionality. In fact, root canals are intended to preserve functionality by saving the root underneath your tooth.
Your tooth roots serve an important purpose—one you may not have ever thought about. Besides anchoring your tooth to your jaw, roots also spur bone growth, keeping the jaw fresh and strong throughout your life. When you lose a root, the jaw underneath can weaken. Over time, nearby teeth may shift out of place or be lost entirely. A root canal gets rid of your painful symptoms and prevents these kinds of changes from happening.
Do you have a tooth that’s sensitive to hot or cold foods? Is there a pimple-like sore on your gum tissue? Are you experiencing swelling, pain when you chew, or other uncomfortable symptoms? These are all signs that you might need a root canal. Call Dr. Salivonchik’s office today to schedule a consultation.
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