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Root Canals

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Root Canals at Kew Gardens Smiles Dental

Root canals have a reputation for being daunting, but they are actually a highly effective procedure for saving a tooth that’s severely infected or decayed. When the pulp within the tooth becomes infected, it can lead to painful symptoms and even tooth loss if not treated promptly. At Kew Gardens Smiles Dental, our skilled team of dental professionals can make your root canal procedure as comfortable and pain-free as possible. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and techniques, we remove the infected pulp, clean the inside of the tooth, and then seal it to prevent future infection. The procedure not only alleviates pain but also preserves your natural tooth, eliminating the need for an extraction and replacement.

If you’re experiencing symptoms like persistent toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold, or swollen gums, it’s crucial to get a professional evaluation. Kew Gardens Smile Dental is committed to offering comprehensive root canal treatments tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Regular check-ups and early intervention can prevent complications that might require more invasive treatments later on. With our focus on patient comfort and advanced dental technology, we aim to make your root canal experience as positive and stress-free as possible.

5 Symptoms of when a root canal treatment is needed

If you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms, it might indicate that you need a root canal treatment:

  • Severe Toothache: One of the most telling signs that you may need a root canal is a severe toothache, especially when chewing or applying pressure to the tooth.
  • Sensitivity to Hot and Cold: Experiencing prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold substances could indicate an issue with the tooth pulp or nerve, warranting a check-up for potential root canal treatment.
  • Swollen, Tender Gums: Inflammation in the gum area around the affected tooth is a common symptom of an underlying issue that could require a root canal.
  • Darkening or Discoloration of the Tooth: A tooth that has become discolored, often appearing yellow, grey, or even slightly black, could be a sign of decay or infection within.
  • Pimple on the Gums: An abscess or pimple on the gums, often filled with pus, indicates a severe infection that could have spread from the tooth pulp, warranting immediate attention.

If you notice any of these symptoms, it’s crucial to consult a dental professional for diagnosis and treatment options. Early intervention can prevent more serious complications and may allow you to keep your natural tooth.