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Root Canal FAQ’s | Part 2

How Can I Tell if My Tooth is Abscessed?

People who have developed an ulcer or sore typically suffer from inflammation and pain. This swelling can be annoying because the abscess is full of bacteria, puss and white blood cells that are decayed. There are many other signs and symptoms to be aware of when it comes to determining whether or not your tooth is severely infected, these include:

  • Fever
  • Pain While Chewing
  • Swollen Neck Glands
  • Bad Breath
  • Gum Tenderness
  • Swollen or Red Gums
  • Tooth Sensitivity
  • Swollen Upper or Lower Jaw
  • An Obvious Sore that is Open or Oozing
  • Generalized Pain or Discomfort

How to Handle a Root Canal if You Have Dental Anxiety?

There are many modern ways to help calm an anxious dental patient. Dental phobia is and always has been a common and serious issue. If you are having a hard time coping with any dental procedure, speak with your dentist about it and explore all of the options to help you. In severe cases, root canals may have to be completed in a hospital under general anesthesia or deep sedation.

Aftercare: Antibiotics & Pain Management?

Occasionally, toothaches will go away once the antibiotic is given due to the fact that it may be killing off bacteria or because the infection has killed off the pulp of your tooth to the point where you cannot feel it anymore. But, this does not mean that the infection is 100% gone because if the culprit of the infection is not treated, the infection will continue to spread. To help prevent the need for future root canal procedures and to relieve root canal pain, follow a regular oral care routine of twice-daily tooth brushing and daily flossing, and see a dental professional regularly to check the condition of your root canal treatment.

Are Root Canals Effective?

Data from root canal procedures show a 95 percent success rate, and many teeth that are preserved with root canal procedures can last for the rest of your life. Also, pain that is associated with an infected tooth is always cured once it is removed and healed properly.

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.

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