Root Canal Treatment in Cordova, TN
We offer tooth-saving root canal treatment in Cordova, Tennessee. If you’re suffering from a toothache, call Arlington Dental to get the care you need today.
At Arlington Dental, we are dedicated to helping our patients maintain the best possible oral health. That’s why we perform root canals at our Cordova office. If you’re suffering from a toothache caused by dental infection or inflammation, call our office right away. We also offer same-day emergency appointments as scheduling permits to give you urgent care right away.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
Known medically as endodontic treatment, we perform root canal treatment to save teeth that are severely inflamed, infected or damaged. Inside each tooth is a soft tissue called dental pulp. The dental pulp contains blood vessels, nerves and connective tissues. The pulp is located in a cavity that extends from the crown of the tooth to the tip of the root (called a root canal) where it connects with the surrounding tissue.
Root canal treatment is necessary when the dental pulp becomes inflamed or infected. The infection or infection can have a variety of causes, including tooth decay, dental injury, or weakness from repeated dental procedures. Left untreated, the infection or inflammation can cause severe pain and lead to an abscess.
How Do I Know if I Need Root Canal Treatment?
The most common symptom of issues with the dental pulp is a severe toothache. Other signs and symptoms include sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to the touch, pain when chewing, discoloration of the tooth or swelling in the jaw and surrounding area.
What to Expect During Root Canal Treatment
If you think you need root canal treatment, call our office. We will perform an exam and take digital X-rays as needed to determine the condition of your tooth and the surrounding tissues. Our dentist will first numb the area with local anesthetic to make your experience as comfortable as possible. We also offer laughing gas to help you relax during treatment.
During your root canal procedure, our dentist will remove the inflamed or infected pulp. Then we will carefully clean out and reshape the inside of the root canal. Once we have filled and sealed the tooth, we will apply a dental restoration to protect the tooth. In most cases, we will recommend a high-quality porcelain crown to restore your tooth’s natural look, strength and function to the fullest.