Root canals may save infected teeth from needing extraction. For this reason, it’s important that you schedule an appointment with our dentist in Hobart, IN, right away if you have a toothache. The sooner we can see you, the sooner our dentist will be able to diagnose and treat the source of your dental pain.

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In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about root canal therapy at Ridgewood Dental PC.

How Do You Know if You Need a Root Canal?

Please keep in mind that not all patients experience symptoms of an abscessed tooth. You may be asymptomatic and still need a root canal to save your tooth and protect your oral health. As such, it’s important that you never skip a routine checkup with our Hobart dentist.

Signs you may need a root canal include:

  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Severe pain when chewing or biting
  • Prolonged tooth sensitivity to heat and cold
  • Tooth is painful to the touch
  • Dental abscess (pimple on the gums)
  • Cracked or chipped tooth
  • Swollen or tender gums

Call our office right away if you recognize the above root canal symptoms.

Is it Painful to Get a Root Canal?

No, you shouldn’t experience any pain during root canal treatment. During your appointment, we’ll use a local anesthetic to numb the infected tooth. We may also offer laughing gas sedation to provide an extra level of comfort during the root canal procedure.

If anything, you’ll probably experience a great sense of relief after root canal therapy. By removing the infected pulp inside your tooth, we’re treating the pain at the source and preventing the infection from spreading.

Request an Appointment with Us

Our dentist in Hobart, Indiana, is accepting new patients and would be more than happy to welcome you to our practice. To schedule an appointment, please call Ridgewood Dental PC at (219) 947-2922. You may also fill out our online contact form and someone from our team will reach out to you soon.

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