While tooth enamel is the strongest natural substance in the human body, it is still susceptible to damage caused by acid-producing bacteria. When these bacteria are allowed to reach the inner chambers of a tooth’s roots, the results may be exceptionally painful and detrimental to your everyday quality of life. At Groy Family Dentistry, our team offers an extensive range of general and restorative dentistry solutions, including root canal therapy for the treatment of this type of infection.
How Do I Know if I Need Root Canal Treatment?
When the sensitive nerves within a tooth’s root become infected, repairing the damage as soon as possible is of vital importance. This is because an untreated root canal infection can lead to a variety of even more severe oral health consequences, including the loss of the tooth itself. While a thorough exam and x-ray with our team is the only definitive way to diagnose an infection of this nature, there are some symptoms you can look out for between visits to our office. These include:
- Severe pain or pressure in a localized area
- Sensitivity to touch
- Persistent throbbing
- Pain in the presence of heat or cold
- The tooth gradually changes color (usually to a dull gray)
- Swelling in the gums
- A recurring pimple on the gums near a particular tooth
Root canal therapy is performed in order to preserve your natural teeth and to alleviate the painful symptoms associated with infection. Thanks to today’s advanced dental technology, it is now possible to perform a root canal treatment in a way that results in no more discomfort than a common filling.
Schedule Your Next Visit Today
If you are suffering from the many undesirable effects of a root canal infection, don’t spend another day in pain. Contact our office in Leesburg, VA today, and schedule your consultation with our skilled and highly trained team. We will work with you to develop a customized treatment plan that specifically addresses your unique needs, always keeping your comfort at the forefront of our minds. We genuinely look forward to serving you! Our state-of-the-art dental practice happily welcomes patients from Leesburg, VA and the surrounding areas, including Middleburg, Lovettsville, Hamilton, Ashburn, Purcellville, and beyond.