When Is an Emergency Root Canal Needed?

When Is an Emergency Root Canal Needed?

Posted by ANTHONY CORBO DDS on Feb 11 2022, 04:10 AM

When you're suffering from excruciating tooth pain, an emergency root canal can be a lifesaver. This is frequently caused by a badly injured tooth with a weakened pulp chamber. It could also be the result of an infection that has spread to the pulp and nerve. 

If you’re suffering from this, visit Anthony G Corbo DDS in Ft. Lauderdale, FL for the best quality emergency dental care and services.

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure used to save a tooth that has gotten severely infected. Here, the dentist drills a hole in the tooth and removes the infected pulp and nerve, then fully cleans and caps it. This prevents infection from spreading throughout the mouth and the formation of abscesses in the gums, teeth, or jaw.

Symptoms That Require an Emergency Root Canal

Unbearable Pain

Extreme pain will drive anyone to seek emergency dental care. A toothache is nothing like the pain generated by a damaged pulp chamber. It makes it tough for you to sleep or concentrate on duties. An emergency dentist will examine your teeth and may advise you to get an emergency root canal.

Pus Emerging From a Tooth

When a tooth is infected, pus may drain from the surrounding area. This is a clear indication of an infection that requires immediate medical attention. While an infected tooth can be easily treated in its early stages, delaying treatment could cause tooth loss as well as spread to other parts of the body such as the heart and brain. If the dentist believes you cannot wait any longer, an emergency root canal will be performed to save the tooth.

A Badly Damaged Tooth

If you have a tooth that has been seriously injured by trauma, you may need a root canal to keep it from falling out. Because this damage frequently reaches the pulp, you will normally feel pain and discomfort whenever anything touches the tooth.

To remove the pulp and nerves, a root canal might be utilized. This relieves the pain, after which the dentist will use a crown to restore the tooth's structure.

Tooth Discoloration

A discolored tooth may indicate that the tooth's nerves have been injured. If the discoloration is accompanied by pain or sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, a root canal is most likely required to save it. 

For the best dental care, contact Anthony G Corbo DDS at (954) 434-2234 or visit us at 13101 Old Sheridan St, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33330.

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