Root Canal Infections
Do you have a tooth with nagging sensitivity or acute pain? Both are possible signs of a root canal infection.
Timely root canal treatment can ease the pain and help you avoid tooth extraction or expensive follow-up procedures.
Kasperowski Family Dentistry in Westfield, MA, uses gentle dental techniques to relieve root canal pain and restore your oral health.
Are You in Acute Pain?
A root canal is a dental emergency. If your root canal infection has advanced to the point where you are in acute pain, we will arrange care as soon as possible. Don't tough it out. Request an appointment now.
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Do I Need a Root Canal?
While acute pain is the signal no one misses with a root canal infection, there are other, more subtle signs that a root canal is needed.
Swollen Gums or Cheeks
Bad Taste in Your Mouth
Sensitivity to Hot or Cold
Pain When Biting or Chewing
Chronic Bad Breath
The Pain Stopped
Do I Still Need a Root Canal?
In a word: Yes. When an infected tooth stops hurting, it doesn't mean that the infection cleared up on its own. It just means that the nerve inside your tooth has died. The infection is still present in the soft tissue and blood vessels inside your tooth. From there, the infection can spread to the gums, other teeth, and your jaw. Left unchecked, infection can even spread to your bloodstream, which is a medical emergency.
If you've experienced symptoms of an infected tooth, the dentists at Kasperowski Family Dentistry in Westfield, MA, will take dental X-rays and examine your mouth to confirm that you need a root canal before recommending treatment.
Gentle Root Canal Treatment Steps Procedure Timeline
Our dentists are trained in endodontic treatments and have extensive training in oral surgery, pain management, and implant surgery
What Causes Root Canal Infections?
Untreated cavities just get bigger and bigger and will eventually reach the pulp inside the tooth.
A loose filling can lead to new decay and an opportunity for bacteria to infect a tooth's root canal.
A crack can be an open door for bacteria to find its way to a tooth's pulp, necessitating a root canal.
Dental trauma can damage both the hard exterior of a tooth and the pulp inside.
The Importance of Regular Dental Visits
Root canals often start as simple cavities. But the cavities keep growing and growing until they pierce the hard outer shell of your tooth and reach the tissue inside. Regular dental visits can help you avoid this by catching cavities when they're still small.
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