Tooth decay affects all adults and every one of us will have a cavity at some point in our lifetime. However, if you experience more severe tooth decay, your nerves may become too infected which is only cured by a root canal. When you develop a nerve infection bacteria, the inside of your tooth starts to rapidly multiply forming a sore near the root of the tooth. When a root canal is performed, the affected nerve is completely taken out while the inside of the tooth is cleaned and filled. Below are some of the symptoms associated with a nerve infection and what steps you should take to have it replaced.
- Tooth sensitivity to temperature
- Boils that form and stay in the gums
- Tender and swollen gums, neck and face
- Pain and pressure around the infected tooth and area
- Discoloration of the infected tooth
If you believe you might need a root canal Dr. Johnson will perform an examination with x-rays to determine whether or not the tooth is too far gone and needs to be healed. If you would like to know the details of the root canal procedure, contact us today to schedule a diagnostic appointment.
About Johnson Family Dentistry – Orlando, FL
At Johnson Family Dentistry, we are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long, lasting smiles!
We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002
Our Services include the following; Bonding, Crowns & Bridgework, Dental Implants, Fillings, General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Cancer Screenings, Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, Porcelain Veneers, Professional Teeth Cleanings, Removable Dentures, Root Canal Treatment, Sealants, Teeth Whitening, TMJ/TMD Treatment, and Tooth Extractions. We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002.