There are plenty of reasons to visit the dentist. Annual checkups and thorough dental cleanings every six months are so are part of a healthy oral hygiene regiment. These visits can significantly help your dentist determine whether your mouth is healthy and whether any serious conditions are developing, such as tooth decay or gum disease. But these situations do not always conveniently pop up around appointment time. You may experience symptoms of serious conditions, like the need for a root canal, between visits but an appointment should be made immediately. Here at Weston Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, our Memphis family dentist is here to treat all of your dental health needs.
When you need a root canal, you often need one as soon as possible. A root canal is needed when a cavity has advanced and affected the root of the tooth. Sometimes these cavities can go unnoticed because they are between teeth and hard to find, or improper at-home care between dental visits can lead to the proliferation of plaque buildup. No matter what the cause, these conditions can cause a series of painful symptoms. You may feel pressure when biting down or when releasing a bite, you may also experience localized sensitivity when eating or drinking hot or cold foods and beverages, and you may also feel a persistent ache in the tooth, often resulting in a chronic headache as well. If you experience any of these symptoms, schedule an appointment with our Memphis family dentist, Dr. Neil Weston, here at Weston Family and Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Weston will thoroughly examine the tooth in question and see if there is any additional decay or inflammation. During the procedure, Dr. Weston will remove the inflamed tissue and then remove the infected tooth root. Once that is complete, he will smooth the remaining cavity, ridding it of decay, and will fill it to prevent any further infection.
Don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment with us here at Weston Family and Cosmetic Dentistry as soon as you feel any tooth pain. Our Memphis family dentist, Dr. Weston, is here to provide you and your family with the dental care you need when you need it.