Root Canals in Brookfield, CT
Chronic pain is one of the most difficult dental problems. You have a constant throbbing, and the sharp pain makes it hard to eat. The symptoms may be a sign that you have an infection in the tooth. If it is left untreated, the infection may spread to your jawbone and neighboring teeth. DiBella Dental Care serving Brookfield, CT, offers treatments for tooth pain. During your appointment, Dr. Echavarria may recommend a root canal.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a dental procedure that removes the pulp inside your tooth when it is infected. The infection is the reason why you have pain and other symptoms. Root canal therapy protects your tooth from further problems and alleviates the need for an extraction. Dr. Echavarria removes the infected part of the tooth and protects it with a dental crown.
When Is Root Canal Treatment Recommended?
Infections of the pulp inside your tooth cause a range of symptoms. Dr. Echavarria may recommend root canal treatment if you have:
- Chronic pain that is either throbbing or sharp
- Sensitivity to cold or hot foods and beverages
- Swelling around your tooth
- Pain when you touch the tooth or chew
- Loose tooth
- Discolored tooth, such as a greyish color
What Happens During Root Canal Therapy?
Dr. Echavarria uses local anesthesia for root canal therapy. Depending on your comfort level, she may also use another anesthesia, such as nitrous oxide, to help you relax during the procedure. An instrument is used to make a hole in the tooth so Dr. Echavarria can access the pulp. The pulp and other substances are removed from inside your tooth. A medication is applied inside the tooth to prevent any further infections. The tooth is covered with a temporary or permanent crown.
What Should I Expect After a Root Canal?
Expect some discomfort for a few days after your root canal. Dr. Echavarria will prescribe pain medication or recommend an over-the-counter medication. Keep the area clean, and call us if you notice any issues with the tooth. If you have persistent pain or any other problems with the tooth, contact DiBella Dental Care right away. We will schedule an appointment for Dr. Echavarria to examine the tooth.
Contact Us for Root Canal Treatment
If you are looking for a dentist in the Brookfield, CT, area to help with tooth pain, call DiBella Dental Care. We will schedule an appointment with Dr. Echavarria. During the examination, she will explain the issue and recommend the appropriate treatment.