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How A Cavity Can Lead To Needing A Root Canal

Root Canals Nashua, NH | Nashua Family Dentistry

If you have let your oral health slip and don’t act fast to do something about it now, you could be putting yourself at risk of the situation getting even worse. Patients who are experiencing significant dental pain should call Nashua Family Dentistry at 603-546-7460 as soon as possible to find out if you are in need of a tooth-saving root canal from our restorative dentists.

The term root canal intimidates a lot of people, but at our Nashua, NH dentist office, we do everything we can to make your procedures as painless, effective, and fast as possible. Modern dentistry has come a really long way since the root canal procedures of the past and we have stayed ahead-of-the-curve on the newest techniques and state-of-the-art dental technologies.

So the dental bill doesn’t have to be another source of pain for you, we accept various payment options. We even work with third-party financing companies like Lending Club, Compassionate Finance, and CareCredit.

We also open every Monday through Friday at 8:00 a.m. so you can have the option of getting your dental treatments taken care of in the morning before you go to work or drop your kids off at school.

Learn About The Slippery Slope That Ends In A Root Canal

If you have only ever had minor dental troubles, you may be assuming that you are not at much of a risk of requiring a root canal. But the thing is, once you have a cavity, you are well on your way to needing one.

Okay, so let’s say that you go out with friends to a favorite Mexican restaurant one day. Before you even place your orders, the server brings over some complimentary chips and salsa. You grab one of the chips while it’s still warm and fresh, dip it, and pop it in your mouth. Yikes! A sudden pain in one of your teeth!

The pain goes away pretty quickly, and as long as you avoid chewing in that area, you manage fine. So you order something soft like a bean burrito and try to remember to make an appointment at the dentist.

The next day, the work week takes a sudden turn and your boss wants you to turn around a project in a fraction of the time you expected to have. Every day that week is much like the last: busy, busy, busy. You put on the blinders and do what you have to do, feeling exhausted and empty at the end of the day. You forget about your toothache.

At this point, you already have a cavity, but the pain caused by it is minor and intermittent, so it’s easy to forget about or even just ignore.

You keep telling yourself to book a visit to the dentist, but maybe you have a dental cleaning and exam coming up soon anyway, so you decide to wait until then.

But then work gets hectic again! Or your appointment gets lost in the chaos of the holiday season. Either way, you have to postpone your visit.

Meanwhile, your cavity is only getting worse. You brush your teeth twice a day as you’re supposed to, but food and other particles keep getting inside of your tooth, feeding bad bacteria and tooth decay.

One day, you wake up and your tooth hurts badly. Until now, maybe you only felt discomfort when chewing hard foods like nuts and chips in that particular area of your mouth. But now your tooth hurts whether you’re eating or not. It’s mild, and it comes and goes, but you know the problem has gotten worse.

Finally, after the pain is too much to ignore, you go see a dentist. You’re told that the cavity has gotten so big that it has actually gotten all the way through your enamel and the tooth decay has infected the soft tissue and nerves (pulp) inside of your tooth roots. The only option is to remove the infected pulp to prevent the problem from getting even worse.

If you do visit us for root canal therapy, we’ll do all we can to make it a pleasant experience. The situation above may sound scary, but we’ll get your tooth fixed in no time! We even have dental sedation to help relieve dental anxiety!

Do the best thing for your damaged tooth by calling Nashua Family Dentistry at 603-546-7460 to book a root canal treatment with our professional and compassionate team. You can also use our handy online form to schedule or ask questions.

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