Experts in Non-Surgical Root Canals
Our Idaho Falls root canal service enables you to keep a tooth where damage, or potential damage, to the dental pulp has begun. Although some people may find root canals to be one of the scarier general dental procedures, we can assure you there is nothing to be afraid of.
When you schedule your visit to our Idaho Falls location, we will help you to understand what a root canal is and if you need it. We will also answer any questions that you may have as well as educate you on some of the myths about root canals.
When you have a bad or broken tooth, many symptoms that are common indicators that you need a root canal may start forming.
Symptoms indicating you may need a root canal include (but are not limited to):
Is your tooth extremely sensitive to cold or hot water liquids or food? When you touch it, do you feel a sharp sense of pain? In some cases, pimples on the gums may even start forming; or the gums may become swollen.
Not all tooth pain necessarily means that you need a root canal, but you should always consult with a dentist if you are having tooth pain.
That being said, long lasting deep pain in the bone or tooth is a common indicator that you may need to consider a root canal. The pain may always be there or go away for a while - but it always comes back.
If the dental pulp is infected or damaged, the tooth may become discolored. A grayish-black color of the tooth is common when the pulp has “died” and deterioration of the tissue begins.
Again, tooth discoloration is not always a sign that you need a root canal, but is a common symptom.