If you notice any oral pain or discomfort, it is essential that you see a dentist as soon as you possibly can. A toothache is the first sign of a dental emergency and it can be caused by a cavity, a cracked tooth, or an infected root canal. Here at the offices of Drs. Schwartzman, Healy and Offit you can get treatment for a variety of dental health concerns, including a root canal in Rockville.
When it comes to root canals and root canal infections, it helps to know about the causes, symptoms and treatment options involved. Root canal infections can sometimes be mistaken for cavities because they both cause oral pain, especially when eating and drinking hot and cold foods and beverages or when open air hits the infected area. Sometimes, chewing, or moving the jaw can cause pain as well. In general, root canal infections tend to be more painful because they often involve the inflammation of the root pulp where the nerve ending of the tooth is located. This can also create a more persistent pain that throbs constantly and is much more difficult to ignore. Here with Drs. Schwartzman, Healy and Offit, you can have instances of oral pain looked at and assessed. If you have a root canal infection, then root canal therapy can be implemented. This procedure is often attempted first and it aims to get rid of the infected and inflamed tissue. Since this is all located at the center of the tooth, and we want to salvage the structure of the tooth, this procedure can sometimes be tricky. If root canal therapy is unsuccessful, we have other ways to treat a root canal in Rockville such as root end resections and apicoectomies.
If you believe you have a root canal, or had an infected root canal and previous treatment didn’t work, visit Drs. Schwartzman, Healy and Offit where you can get the care you need for a root canal in Rockville.