Sullivan Dental Partners

When do I need a root canal?

woman with tooth pain in brentwood tnIf your tooth has been diagnosed with an infection, two things are likely:

  1. You are probably in a lot of pain.
  2. You will need root canal therapy to preserve your tooth

Your tooth may have started off being sensitive to temperature, which means that decay was present and affecting your tooth pulp. When tooth decay progresses into the nerve of your tooth, the result is an infection, which causes the constant and severe pain that keeps you up at night. It is important to note that your dental infection will not go away without treatment, so please don't wait to contact your team at Sullivan Dental Partners thinking that it will get better on its own. 

What happens during a root canal?

Dr. Rick or Dr. Sully will remove the infection from your tooth during root canal therapy. This will not only relieve your pain, but also eliminate your infection so we can preserve your natural tooth structure. Because your tooth is not as strong as it was before, you will need to have it built up with a filling or crown after it has healed. 

Do you need more information about root canal treatment in Brentwood, TN? Are you experiencing dental pain? Do you want to know more about root canal procedures Contact Sullivan Dental Partners right away for more information or to schedule your next visit. 

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