Root canals get a bad rap; they’re often one of the most effective ways to end serious dental pain that you could be experiencing in your teeth. While commonly cited as a reason to avoid the dentist, they are in fact one of the most pressing reasons to seek emergency dental care. Without a root canal, at best you could be looking at an extended and painful infection. At worst, you could be putting your health at risk.
When you’re in serious pain, you might be in need of a root canal. Pain and inflammation are part of your body’s natural immune response to an infection. They aren’t just there to cause you trouble; your body is fighting back against a far more serious, and sometimes even fatal, problem. Serious pain is a general sign that a root canal is going to be necessary, but that’s not always the case.
In these situations, emergency care may be your best option, but so is visiting a dental professional that has experience and training in oral surgery techniques and dental diagnosis. The professionals at KK Dental Center can provide you with a thorough and accurate examination, even for emergency treatment, so that you can find out fast if a root canal is going to be the best course of action.