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By Cumberland Pointe Dental
March 01, 2021
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

How a root canal from your dentist in Noblesville, IN, can save your smile

If you have tooth pain, you may be wondering if you need a root canal. The truth is, only your dentist can tell for sure if you need a root canal. Chronic tooth pain is an excellent reason to visit your dentist for an examination and x-rays, to see if you and your smile can benefit from root canal therapy.

Dr. Jaclyn Ridder of Cumberland Pointe Dental in Noblesville, IN, offers comprehensive dental care services, including root canal therapy to save your smile.

You might need a root canal if you:

  • Have experienced trauma to your face, jaws, or mouth
  • Are suffering from untreated tooth decay
  • Have chronic habits like grinding or clenching your teeth

You need a root canal if the innermost layer of your tooth, an area known as the pulp chamber, has been bruised or damaged. The pulp chamber is where the blood supply and nerve supply to your tooth are located.

When the pulp chamber is damaged, inflammation begins, followed by a buildup of fluid inside your tooth. Fluid buildup leads to pressure and pain, and it’s a bit like a teapot getting ready to boil. Your tooth is getting ready to boil too!

You may experience signs and symptoms like these when you need a root canal:

  • Acute dental pain when you bite down on something
  • Increasing dental pain when your tooth is exposed to hot or cold foods or drinks
  • Dental pain that radiates to other areas including your jaws or face
  • Tooth pain that doesn’t go away or gets worse, even after restorative treatment

You may also notice your gums swelling up around the painful tooth, and a red or white bump appearing next to the root of the tooth. You may also notice drainage coming from the bump.

When you suffer tooth pain, go see your dentist as soon as you can. Your dentist will open up your tooth as a first step, which decreases the pressure and starts drying up the fluid inside your tooth, so you can feel better fast.

To find out more about how root canal therapy can help you and your smile, call Dr. Jaclyn Ridder of Cumberland Pointe Dental in Noblesville, IN, at (317) 770-4783. Call now!

By Cumberland Pointe Dental
August 15, 2019
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

Do you know the signs that might indicate you need a root canal? Root canal therapy is used to remove the pulp inside tooth, helping you Root_Canalavoid loss of the tooth. Your Noblesville, IN, dentist, Dr. Jaclyn Ridder, offers root canals at Cumberland Pointe Dental.


When trouble lurks deep inside a tooth

Root canals replaces infected or inflamed pulp from teeth with a durable rubber-based filling. The pulp is located in the center of your tooth and contains tissues, nerves and blood vessels. Although the pulp was crucial to the development of your tooth, it's not essential anymore. Your tooth will function normally even without the pulp.

If you have an infection or inflammation and don't have a root canal, you will eventually lose your tooth. Root canals preserve teeth, helping you maintain your appearance and your oral health.


More than just pain

Pain can be a sign that there's a problem with your tooth, whether the source of your pain is tooth decay or inflammation or infection of the pulp. If you need a root canal, you might assume that you'd be in horrible pain. While that can certainly happen, pain may be mild or can even come and go initially. Of course, as the inflammation or infection progresses, pain can become increasingly worse. You may notice increasing pain when you eat or drink foods and beverages that are sugary, hot or cold.

In addition to pain, you may notice a few changes in your tooth or the surrounding gum tissue. Your tooth may darken, or you might notice that your gum is swollen, sensitive, and painful.


Don't ignore these abscess signs

Root canals are needed when you develop an abscess, a bacterial infection in your pulp. Abscesses are dental emergencies that require antibiotics in addition to root canal therapy. If you notice any of these symptoms, call your Noblesville dentist immediately:

  • Severe, throbbing pain in your tooth or jaw
  • A fever
  • Swollen lymph nodes
  • Facial swelling in the lower half of your face or along your jaw line
  • Pus or a pimple near the tooth

Protect your smile with root canal therapy. Call your Noblesville, IN, dentist, Dr. Jaclyn Ridder of Cumberland Pointe Dental, at (317) 770-4783 to schedule an appointment.