Root Canal Treatment South Bend IN Dentist

Our dentist in South Bend, IN, may recommend root canal treatment for an abscessed tooth. In general, teeth become infected due to untreated tooth decay or injury that allows bacteria to enter the pulp within. During root canal therapy, our dentist removes the infection and seals the tooth. That way, you're able to prevent the infection from spreading to the rest of the body and avoid needing extraction.

Do I Need a Root Canal?

A root canal may be an option if you have an infected tooth. Patients may display all, some, or none of the following signs they need an emergency root canal. This is why it's important to keep up on routine visits for preventive dental care.

Signs You May Need a Root Canal Include:

  • Dental abscess (may look like a pimple on the gums)
  • Prolonged tooth sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Pain upon touching the tooth
  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Severe toothache
  • Severe pain while chewing or biting
  • Chipped or cracked tooth

If you recognize any of the above root canal symptoms, it's vital that you reach out to our office to schedule an appointment. The sooner we diagnose an infected tooth, the sooner we can complete the root canal procedure and save your smile.

Related: Do I Need Emergency Dental Care?

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

A root canal may sound scary, but the truth is that you'll feel a lot better after the procedure. Once we treat the source of your pain, you should notice an immediate reduction in your symptoms and your oral health will progressively improve. Not to mention, the root canal procedure can help you avoid needing a tooth extraction.

Once we're done with root canal treatment, we'll take dental impressions so that we can fully restore the tooth with a porcelain crown. This restores your tooth to its full strength and natural appearance so you can start smiling with confidence again.

Determine if You Need a Root Canal

Our dentist in South Bend, IN, may recommend root canal treatment to relieve pain and restore your oral health. To schedule an appointment and learn if you're a candidate for a root canal, please call Select Dental Associates at (574) 232-8888. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.