Just as an infection can develop in any area of the body, your teeth are no different. You can prevent the need for a root canal by seeking preventive and general dentistry to treat any gum disease, decay, or fractures
How Does a Root Canal Happen?
Root canal treatment becomes necessary when an infection develops near the nerve or root tip of the tooth. Common symptoms include swelling, pain, and sensitivity. Often, the pain will worsen with time unless you seek a Salem dentist who performs root canals.
Will Root Canal Treatment Hurt?
Many people associate root canal therapy with pain, but this tooth-saving procedure should feel no different than a dental filling and will help you get back on the road to recovery fast.
At Salem Dental, Dr. Huish performs hundreds of root canals each year and takes great pride in providing efficient, comfortable dentistry when you need it most.
Because root canal treatment removes the tissues and fibers inside the teeth canals, reinforcing your root canal tooth with a dental crown will protect it from the daily forces caused by chewing. We offer tooth-colored dental crowns to prolong the life of your tooth and to help you get the most out of your treatment.
If you have a toothache or swelling, contact us to book an emergency dental appointment. We provide same-day dental appointments whenever possible.