There’s a reason why people compare something awful with getting a root canal treatment: when done in the wrong hands, it can be painful and invasive. The root canal is the natural cavity that runs through each tooth in your mouth, which is made up of a bundle of sensitive nerves. When tooth decay or injury damages those nerves, a dentist must remove any infection to preserve the oral integrity of your mouth.
Therefore, a root canal is the process of removing bacteria and preventing infections within the natural cavities of your teeth.
Think you need a root canal? Take a look at the following symptoms to see if you need to schedule a dentist’s appointment right away:
- Severe oral pain
- Chronic oral pain
- Severe tooth sensitivity
- Gum swelling
- Gum pain
- Darkening of teeth
At RA Dental Studio in Alpharetta (also serving the greater Atlanta, GA area), Dr. Akbar and her team understand that a root canal treatment isn’t exactly a walk in the park. That’s why they provide the ultimate treatment for patients who may be afraid of undergoing root canals. Dr. Akbar utilizes modern dental technologies to ensure patients are comfortable and relaxed throughout the root canal treatment. Dr. Akbar offers sedation dentistry as a treatment option, which can prevent patients from feeling any pain during the procedure.
If you notice that your gums are swelling or that you’re experiencing tooth pain between visits to RA Dental Studio, Dr. Akbar can examine your teeth to see if a root canal treatment is necessary.