Save an Infected Tooth with Root Canal Therapy
Contrary to popular belief, root canal procedures can actually alleviate pain and save a tooth, NOT cause pain. If you are experiencing symptoms of a tooth infection, we encourage you to contact us as soon as possible. If left untreated a tooth infection can spread to surrounding teeth, the gums and jaw bone—eventually leading to tooth loss!
Common Symptoms Indicating an Infected Tooth
You may need a root canal if you are suffering from any of the following:
- Constant tooth pain
- Sharp pain when biting or chewing
- Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold beverages
- Tender and swollen gums
How a Root Canal is Performed
If a root canal is necessary to save your tooth, the process is relatively painless thanks to local anesthesia and Dr. Condie’s years of experience. The treatment process involves removing the infection from inside of the tooth and filling the space with a biocompatible material. A crown will then be placed over your tooth to restore its appearance and function.
A Holistic Approach to Root Canal Treatment
A root canal itself is not painful, it is a treatment that relieves you of pain from an infected tooth. Dr. Condie has over 16 years of experience with root canal treatment and offers sedation options for those who are nervous. Because of our holistic approach to dentistry, we do not use mercury in our fillings and exclusively use biological safe material for your health. We care about your health and even offer filling replacement to remove your old metal amalgam fillings from a previous root canal and replace them with our mercury-free, natural-looking composites.