Endodontics in Utah
Are you dealing with a painful tooth? When a tooth continues to hurt, even after trying other treatments like large fillings, crowns, and bridges, it normally indicates inflammation within or around the root. The nerve of the tooth can cause patients to be in a great deal of pain. Without removal of the nerve, patients will continue to experience pain, and the infection can become worse, causing other teeth to fail. Endodontic treatment is the best way to rid yourself of intense pain.
How Do Root Canals Work?
To determine if a tooth needs a root canal, we will take x-rays of the root to check for infection. Dr. Matthew W. Malan will perform an oral examination of the tooth to identify which one has the issue, and to find out if it is responding in a way that indicates the need for a root canal.
If the tooth ends up needing a root canal, we will numb the infected tooth to prevent you from feeling any pain, then remove the nerve and infection from the tooth. Based on the severity of your root canal, we will start the procedure to get you out of pain, and then have you come back a few weeks later to finish the restoration of the tooth.
After a root canal procedure, you may experience slight discomfort for a day or two while it relaxes. If you continue to experience pain, call our office immediately. If you are dealing with pain that is waking you up during the night, constant throbbing, or other pains, we recommend you contact our Ogden dental office to schedule an examination today. We do provide emergency dental appointments for patients dealing with intense pain that need root canal treatment.