At Kellerman Dental we provide evaluation and diagnosis of toothaches and root canal in Glen Carbon procedures. We also provide treatment for cavities. Toothaches can be the result of a few different things, such as the need for a root canal, or that gum disease may be present. If you are suffering from a toothache, call our office so we can schedule you for an appointment to come in.
If the problem is a simple cavity, the toothache can be fixed with a filling. But if the pulp inside becomes inflamed, a root canal may be needed to save the tooth. Teeth have a substance called pulp inside, which nourishes the tooth around it. If tooth decay sets in, it can damage the pulp inside. Symptoms that the pulp may be inflamed include heat sensitivity, cold sensitivity and sensitivity on the tooth itself. A root canal in Glen Carbon is designed to remove the infected pulp, saving the tooth from needing extraction. The procedure can be done in just a couple of visits. After the procedure, a crown is put over the tooth to protect it. Patients should take care of the root canal site and be sure to keep it clean and flossed, so that no debris can get in and harm the sensitive area.
A root canal in Glen Carbon is not painful and once completed, most patients have a 90% success rate. If the procedure is not successful, it can be attempted a second time. The entire procedure involves only a local anesthesia. For more information on toothaches, call our office today to speak to a staff member and find out more about how we can help save your tooth from being extracted. Don’t wait for a toothache to turn into something worse, call us today before it gets worse. At Kellerman Dental, you don’t have to live another day in pain.