You may need an emergency root canal if a cavity is deep enough to penetrate the dental pulp (living tissue inside your tooth).
An abscess tooth won’t go away on its own, which is why you’ll need to schedule an appointment with our root canal dentist as soon as possible.
The goal of a tooth root canal is to save your tooth from being extracted. During a root canal, your dentist will drill a hole through the top of your tooth to remove the infected dental pulp.
Signs you need a root canal:
- Severe toothache
- Prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold
- Darkening of the tooth
- Swollen gums
- Pimple-like bump on gums
Once our emergency dentist removes the infected dental pulp, he will clean and disinfect the inside of your tooth before sealing it with a filling and root canal crown. After getting a root canal, you should feel much better. With any dental emergency, the sooner you act, the better your outcome.
A root canal is often a last-resort effort to save a tooth!
Our Holland root canal dentist at David Oswald DDS will do everything he can to save your tooth, which includes root canal therapy. To schedule an appointment with our Holland root canal dentist, call our office at (616) 392-2587.