Are you suffering from the excruciating pain that is resulting from a badly decayed or infected tooth? Well, Dr. Alan J. White is happy to help you with root canal treatment in Staunton, Virginia.
Root canal treatment is generally needed when the pulp inside your tooth is decayed or the nerve of your tooth is infected. This usually results in the following symptoms:
- Experiencing severe toothache when you chew or apply pressure to the tooth
- Continued pain that occurs when you eat or drink a substance that is a hot or cold temperature
- Darkening of your tooth
- Swelling in the nearby area
- A persistent pimple on the nearby gums
Root canal treatment has the reputation of being painful, but our dentist does his best to give you the most comforting and pain-free experience possible. If you suffer from a decayed or infected tooth, we strongly recommend coming into our office right away. If you do not do so, the swelling could spread to other areas of the body, you could lose bone along the tip of the root, or drainage problems could occur in your tooth. These are all very serious consequences that need to be avoided.
To finally eliminate the throbbing pain you are feeling, call our office today and schedule an appointment.
According to the Oral Cancer Foundation, close to 37,000 Americans will be diagnosed with oral cancer this year. Oral cancer will cause over 8,000 deaths, killing roughly 1 person per hour, 24 hours per day. The main reason for these grim statistics, is not because oral cancer is hard to diagnose, but because it is diagnosed too late-when it is in its advanced stages. As your dentist, I am dedicating myself to do everything that I possibly can to reduce these alarming oral cancer statistics one patient at a time. That’s why I recently invested in a new, advanced screening device that will enable me and my team to perform a detailed oral exam on our adult patients with far more accuracy than we ever could in the past. The device, which is called Identafi, is about the size of a power tooth brush, and uses three different wavelengths of light to help detect any suspicious areas in the mouth that would be impossible for us to see with our naked eyes. These suspicious areas, upon further evaluation, are usually benign, but I think you’ll agree that it’s always better to be safe than sorry. During your next hygiene examine will be performing a thorough Identafi examination and we will gladly answer any and all questions. If it has been a while since your last appointment, I recommend that you schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience.