A persistent toothache can negatively impact your daily life in a variety of ways, disrupting your concentration at work and causing you severe pain when you should be getting a good night of sleep. If you are suffering from recurring tooth pain, it’s possible that you have a root canal infection. At the Hutchinson, KS dental office of Dr. Grant D. Ringler, we offer a comprehensive menu of restorative dentistry services, including root canal therapy.
How Do I Know if I Need a Root Canal Treatment?
The only way to definitively diagnose a root canal infection is to visit our office for a full exam, complete with digital x-rays to determine the cause of your pain. Dr. Ringler will perform a careful assessment of each of your teeth, answering any questions you have along the way. Though root canal infections may present without symptoms, the following signs are nearly always a clear indication that treatment is necessary:
- A tooth that appears darker than the rest, usually gray in color
- Pain in the tooth that worsens when pressure is applied
- Sensitivity to heat or cold temperatures
- A throbbing ache that extends deep into the jaw
- Redness of the gums surrounding a particular tooth
- The formation of an abscess
Fortunately, root canal therapy can save your tooth from the damage caused by an infection, all while eliminating your pain so that you can fully enjoy daily life once again. The procedure is no more uncomfortable than a regular filling, and you’ll love how beautifully we can restore your tooth with a custom porcelain crown.
Preserve the Health of Your Smile
If one or more of your teeth are affected by a root canal infection, time is of the essence. The sooner an infected tooth is treated, the higher the chance that it can be saved rather than extracted. Contact us today to schedule your visit to Grant D. Ringler, DDS, and learn more about how root canal therapy can benefit you. Conveniently located in Hutchinson, KS, our state-of-the-art dental practice warmly welcomes families from throughout the surrounding areas, including El Dorado, Great Bend, Manhattan, Winfield, Newton, and beyond.