Posted on 15-Jul-2019

AL LULU MEDICAL CENTER|DENTIST|ORTHODONTIST|IMPLANT SPECIALIST|ORALSURGEON|GP DOCTOR|HOMEO|HIJAMA

WHAT ARE THE SIGNS THAT A ROOT CANAL IS NEEDED?
Severe toothache upon chewing or application of pressure

Prolonged sensitivity/pain to hot or cold temperatures

Darkening of the tooth

Swelling and tenderness in the gums or face

A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums

Sometimes no symptoms are present

ARE ROOT CANALS A PAINFUL PROCEDURE?

While root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful, most people report the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed. The discomfort experienced before seeking dental care is truly the painful period of time, not the root canal procedure itself. Some patients listen to music during the procedure to relax.

WHAT ARE THE ALTERNATIVES FOR ROOT CANALS?
The only alternative to a root canal procedure is having the tooth extracted and replaced with a bridge, implant, or removable partial denture, which are needed to restore chewing function and prevent adjacent teeth from shifting.

WHAT IS THE SUCCESS RATE FOR ROOT CANAL TREATMENT?
Root canal treatment is highly successful — the procedure has more than a 95% success rate. A tooth with a root canal can provide years of service similar to adjacent teeth that have not been treated. In most instances following a root canal, a crown is required to restore and strengthen your tooth.
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