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Is an Emergency Root Canal Right for You?

If you are having severe pain in your mouth, you may have an infected tooth that needs emergency care. Depending on the severity of the infection, your dentist may recommend a root canal happen as soon as possible.

What to Expect

At your dentist’s office, you will be given some pain killer by our dentist to keep you comfortable during an emergency root canal. You may feel some pressure, but you should not feel pain. During a root canal, our dentist will drill into your tooth, and flush out the root and pulp to stop the infection from spreading.

The pulp and nerves may have to be removed, but that will eliminate the pain. After disinfecting the inside of the tooth, our dentist will seal the area. Following the root canal, our dentist may do a filling or crown to restore the tooth structure.

Sometimes a tooth needs an emergency root canal after it has been damaged by an accident, often sports-related. If the damage reaches the pulp, you may need a root canal to keep your tooth. You will likely know the pulp is injured if you feel pain when anything touches the tooth.

If you think you need an emergency root canal, please contact your dentist in Blacksburg VA today!





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