Root Canal Therapy in Tucson
When teeth are in a precarious situation due to decay or infection, root canal therapy is their savior. At Swan Dental, we offer root canal therapy services to our patients in need. Colby Echols, DDS, saves teeth using this essential technique.
It’s imperative that patients seek help at the first sign of tooth infection. The earlier Dr. Echols can treat infected teeth, the higher the likelihood of a successful treatment and a saved tooth.
Symptoms of a Compromised Tooth
Patients should stay vigilant for signs of infected teeth. Swelling, aching, and sensitivity all point to an infection present in the oral structure. Be on the lookout for:
• Toothache pain
• Swelling that may be localized to the area of discomfort, or spread throughout the face, head, and neck
• Abnormal sensitivity to extreme temperatures, both hot and cold
• Prolonged sensitivity to temperature after the stimulus has been removed
• Swollen or tender gums
• Discoloration of the tooth, usually darkening
Keep in mind that on occasion, no apparent symptoms are preset. This is why it’s important to visit the dentist at least twice a year for a comprehensive examination and cleaning. Some burgeoning infections are only detectable with an x-ray machine and the skilled eye of a dentist.
Endodontic Therapy: A Simple Solution to a Potentially Complex Problem
Endodontic therapy is the medical term for what is commonly referred to as a root canal. Many patients report this treatment feels like receiving a filling. With the use of anesthetic, Dr. Echols’ patients remain comfortable as he saves their teeth.
To complete a course of endodontic therapy, first Dr. Echols will anesthetize the patient. After creating a small opening, he extracts the infected root material and replaces it with a body-safe substitute. Teeth outfitted with a synthetic pulp cavity will not succumb to infection in the future.
Save Your Teeth with Colby Echols, DDS
At our Tucson dental practice, we save teeth every day. Although extraction may be necessary in some extreme cases, and teeth can be replaced with methods like dental implants, it’s always best to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible. Choose Swan Dental to alleviate your toothache discomfort and preserve your natural smile.
If you have more questions about this service, please feel free to give us a call. We look forward to helping you!