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Lancaster Endodontics

Root Canal and Toothache Treatment

Your teeth—they help you eat, smile, speak, and enjoy life. So you brush, floss, get your professional cleanings, and try to eat tooth-friendly foods. That’s great, and usually, this kind of preventive care is all you need, but once in a while, something goes wrong under the surface of your tooth—the part under the enamel that you can’t see or clean. That’s when endodontics (dentistry that deals with the inner pulp of the tooth and tissues surrounding its root) from smilebuilderz becomes really important.

Endodontic care usually requires a trip to a specialist, but now, with smilebuilderz, you can get even the most specialized and advanced care in the neighborhood office you know and trust—no runaround, no getting used to a non-smilebuilderz doctor, no worrying about file transfers.

Symptoms of Infected Teeth

Some of the symptoms that might point to needing an endodontic treatment are:

  • Toothache or pain
  • Lasting or prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Difficulty or tenderness when chewing
  • Tenderness to touch
  • Swelling or lumps on your gums
  • Swelling, tenderness, or drainage
  • Swollen or tender lymph nodes
  • Tooth discoloration or darkening

Sometimes, however, there are no symptoms or your tooth becomes so infected or damaged the nerves don’t continue sending pain signals and the pain ends. This is not a good sign!

If you have had…

  • Extensive decay or other oral infections
  • Accidents or dental trauma
  • Tooth fracture
  • Gum disease
  • Repeated dental treatments
  • Large fillings that are uncomfortable or sensitive
  • Major hormonal changes
  • Cancer treatment

…please give smilebuilderz a call. An assessment for pulp damage could save you from dental abscess, systemic infection, and tooth loss!

Why You Might Need Endodontic Care

Your teeth are made up of much more than that shiny, white material you see on the outside. Inside your teeth is a system of nerves, blood, and lymph vessels called the pulp. When your teeth were growing, this pulp was very necessary, but once adult teeth are fully grown in and intact, the pulp becomes much less needed and if it becomes diseased or injured it is unable to repair itself. When that happens, endodontic treatments such as a root canal, can save your tooth—and stop your pain!

Stop your pain and save your tooth!