When Do You Need A Root Canal?

CWD EditorCommon Dental Issues & Procedures

An intense toothache could be the sign of poor dental health. However, it could also be the sign of an emergency. Tooth pain always has the potential to be related to nerve pain. If you believe that you are either experiencing nerve pain or tooth pain, a root canal may be needed.

A root canal is needed when nerves connecting the tooth to the mouth become infected. Dental infections can occur due to untreated cavities or abscesses.

During the removal procedure, the tooth’s pulp, which is the area that holds the tooth’s nerves and roots, is treated, removed, and cleaned. It is important for the pulp of the tooth to be in good health because it allows the tooth to feel sensation and external stimuli. If the nerves are not functioning in the tooth’s pulp, numbness may occur. This does not mean the tooth won’t function but does make the tooth harder to repair in the future.

A procedure such as this is an important step to take in improving your dental health. If you believe it might be necessary, Cottonwood Dental can provide the proper consultation and expertise to help you.

At Cottonwood Dental, Dr. G can show you that the procedure is a quick and minor one. So, don’t be afraid, don’t wait any longer, and feel better today!


About The Author

Dr. David Giaquinto, DDS

Dentist at Cottonwood Dental

Dentistry is a profession that requires many layers of knowledge and training. My background encompasses three post-grad degrees along with a command of aesthetics and precision. Both of those are necessary when creating the great results that we promise our patients. Being a graduate of the University of New Mexico and Marquette University School of Dentistry has provided me with a launching point for my practice at Cottonwood Dental. My ongoing research… [Read full bio]