Bacteria causes many problems in your mouth, including cavities and gum disease. If it gets inside your tooth and affects the pulp, the result is often a painful toothache. At that point, your only two treatment options are root canal therapy or tooth removal.
Though each case is different, the root canal is often the better choice. If you lose your tooth, you also lose its root. This causes bone loss in your jaw. Keeping your tooth keeps your jaw strong and healthy. It also keeps your other teeth from shifting out of place and potentially causing problems with your bite.
In addition, you’ll have a much easier recovery after root canal treatment. You’ll experience minimal post-procedure discomfort. Unlike an extraction, you also won’t have to make changes in your diet and your oral hygiene routine.
We use the latest technology and computer-assisted anesthesia in our Edgewood, KY office, so you’ll stay comfortable throughout your treatment. Plus, sedation is available if you’re nervous.
If you’ve got a toothache, call Edgewood Dental ASAP at 859-474-7830. We’ll get you feeling better fast!