Root Canal Therapy in Germantown, TN
If you have serious tooth pain and are sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, your tooth may be infected.
A root canal treatment from Elite Dental Care in Germantown, TN, can relieve the pain and eliminate the infection.
Our dentists use gentle techniques and the latest technology to perform virtually painless root canal procedures.
Save Your Tooth With Root Canal Treatment
Root canals are the inner chambers of a tooth that extend from the crown down to the roots. They contain the tooth pulp, which consists of blood vessels, nerves, and other tissue. A root canal infection occurs when a cavity or decay allows bacteria to enter the pulp and the pulp becomes infected.
If left untreated, the bacteria can cause an abscess and compromise the tooth. Eventually, the infection can spread to the nerves, bones, the tissue surrounding the tooth, and even the bloodstream.
While regular brushing and flossing can help prevent your teeth from experiencing cavities, decay, and a buildup of bacteria, patients may still experience infection in the pulp of their tooth. Root canal treatment can remove the compromised pulp and save your tooth.
Root Canal Infection Symptoms
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may need a root canal treatment.
- Sensitivity to heat and cold
- A consistent bad taste in your mouth
- Chronic bad breath
- Swollen gums
- Discoloration in a tooth
If you had any of these symptoms but no longer feel any pain, treatment is still necessary.
When you no longer feel pain in a tooth, it may mean the nerves of that tooth have died. The infection in your tooth is still present and will spread to other parts of your mouth and body.
Root canal treatment from Elite Dental Care in Germantown, TN, will save your tooth and preserve your health.
If You Have Tooth Pain Contact Our Germantown, TN, Dental Office Now
Some people avoid root canal therapy because they believe the myth that root canal procedures are painful. Patients tell us they're surprised at how they experience little to no pain during their visit to our Germantown dental practice. If you suffer from dental anxiety or have trouble remaining still, talk to our dentists about our sedation options. Sedation can help you feel more relaxed in the dental chair, and help ensure your comfort during treatment.
Dr. Mike Farrar, Dr. Kenny Groshart, and Dr. Savanmnah Hughes are committed to using conservative root canal techniques that preserve your tooth and minimize your discomfort. Don't wait until the infected pulp forms an abscess; contact us online or call:
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A Closer Look at Root Canal Treatment
Do I Need an Endodontist For My Root Canal?
While endodontists have training focused on root canals, a special visit to an endodontist is not necessary for root canal treatment. Our Germantown, TN, dentists are highly trained and experienced, and can gently remove the compromised pulp in your tooth just like an endodontist.
What to Expect During
Your Root Canal Treatment
If you have dental anxiety or trouble staying still for a period of time, ask our dentists about sedation options.
Times When an Extraction Is Necessary
The dentists at Elite Dental Care in Germantown, TN, will always try to preserve your natural tooth as much as possible. No matter how great a prosthetic replacement is, the feel, look, form, and function of a natural tooth are hard to beat.
However, if a tooth is compromised to the point that it cannot be fixed with treatment, we may recommend an extraction.
Our dentists are trained to place both traditional and dental implant-supported restorations, allowing us to provide treatments that can restore your complete smile after an extraction. However, this will require additional dental appointments and can cost more than root canal treatment alone would have.