There is a misconception that a root canal is a painful and worrisome procedure. Actually, a root canal procedure is more comparable to a simple cavity filling than you might think!
Our patients shouldn’t feel nervous about root canal therapy. At Triumph Dental, we create a warm and relaxing environment. Our kind and caring team members, along with our patient comforts and amenities, will keep you feeling great before, after, and during your procedure.
In addition, we keep you comfortable throughout your root canal procedure with a local anesthetic. Dr. Torgerson also offers sedation dentistry options, including oral conscious sedation and nitrous oxide, for our patients who have dental anxiety. With your pain and anxiety relieved, any procedure will be fast, easy, and comfortable.
We are confident that root canal therapy will not decrease your comfort–it will increase it! Your toothache will disappear and you can enjoy a fully functioning tooth again.
Why are Root Canals Necessary?
Root canal therapy becomes necessary when the pulp of the tooth is infected or inflamed. The pulp is the soft inner portion of the tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels, and soft tissues.
The pulp may become inflamed or infected because of deep decay or a crack or chip in the tooth. This infection can manifest itself with symptoms like like:
- Severe toothache
- Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold
- Tooth discoloration
- Swelling in the gums
- Tenderness in the gums
- Difficulty chewing
If you are suffering from the above symptoms, come and see Dr. Torgerson for an examination.
In some cases, patients do not experience any symptoms at all. It is important to visit your dentist twice yearly or more to detect issues like a damaged pulp.
Call us at Triumph Dental today to schedule your appointment. We are eager to give you an enjoyable dental experience.