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By Milford Dental Group
May 26, 2020
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

Whenever you experience a toothache, there is a good chance that there is a problem with your teeth. Does it automatically mean that you need a root canal procedure? Not necessarily so, which is your dentists here at Milford Dental Group in Milford, MA, Dr. Peyman Beigi and Dr. Nina Raeisian, need to examine the situation.

Meanwhile, here are some clues to help you determine whether or not you need root canal therapy.

How Do I Know If I Need a Root Canal?

  • Persistent Tooth Pain. This may be on and off or continue for a certain period, but you usually feel it deep in the bone of your tooth, along with the adjacent teeth, your face, or your jaw.
     
  • Sensitivity to Temperature. There is a sharp pain or dull ache whenever you eat or drink something hot or cold. This might indicate an infection of the tooth nerves.
     
  • Tooth Discoloration. Discoloration can occur when the pulp becomes infected. Breakdown of the internal tissue will create a grayish-black tooth color.
     
  • Pain When Touching the Tooth. Severe tooth decay could make it painful to the touch. Likewise, the hypersensitive root tip could indicate a dying pulp.
     
  • Swollen Gums. Swelling is often attributed to the acidic waste produced by the dead tissues of the pulp. Gum boil, abscess, or parulis may likewise be present.
     
  • A Loose Tooth. An infected tooth would usually feel loose or wiggly since the dead nerves will soften the bone in the area of the dying tooth, causing it to move a bit.
     
  • A Cracked or Chipped Tooth. The damage on the tooth could allow bacteria to set in, which could cause infection and inflammation. Injury to the tooth can likewise result in the damage of the tooth nerves, making them painful and sensitive.

As soon as you experience any of the abovementioned signs, make sure that you visit our Milford office. Here, we can confirm whether you need a root canal or not.

To Learn More About Root Canal Therapy, Contact Us

Dial (508) 482-0028 to schedule an assessment with your dentists, Dr. Peyman Beigi and Dr. Nina Raeisian here at Milford Dental Group.

By Milford Dental Group
September 25, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Root Canal  

Root canal therapy is a procedure used to restore a tooth that is badly infected or infected. The tooth may have become damaged or infected by decay, wear and tear, periodontal disease, cracked dental fillings or an injury to the tooth. A root canal can save your tooth from having to be removed. Led by Dr. Peyman Beigi and Dr. Nina Raeisian, Milford Dental Group (located in Milford, MA) offers full-service, state-of-the-art dental care to the patients they serve. Here are 5 common signs that you may need a root canal.

1. You have a toothache. A severe toothache when biting or chewing is a sign that you may need root canal treatment. Toothache is pain in or around a tooth. Its level may range from slight to extreme. If left untreated, the pain will become worse over time. A root canal will alleviate your pain and improve your well-being. Many patients have reported that root canals are no more painful than having fillings placed.

2. You have a bump on your gums. Have you noticed a bump on your gums? A persistent pimple-like bump on the gums is a sign that a root canal is needed. The bump on your gums may go away and then come back. The bump is filled with pus caused by bacteria inside the tooth. Pus is a natural result of the body fighting an infection.

3. Your gums are inflamed. Swollen of the gum near the affected tooth is a sign that you may need a root canal. If your gums become swollen, they may protrude. The swelling can range from being slight to pronounced. The swelling may have presented itself for the first time, with a rapid or slow onset. In severe cases, the swelling may extend into your face or neck. In some cases, root canal therapy is needed to solve the problem of swollen gums if they don’t improve.

4. Hot and cold bother you. Another common sign that you might need root canal treatment is tooth sensitivity to heat or cold. You may experience pain when the area is exposed to hot or cold temperatures through beverages, foods, or the air. What starts as a mild ache can progress into a sharp, intense pain.

5. You have a darkened tooth. Darkening of the tooth may be a sign that a root canal is needed. A darkened tooth can be the result of bad oral hygiene, exposure to drinks and foods that stain enamel, or due to nerve damage. When nerve and blood vessel damage occurs, your dental provider will have you schedule an appointment for a root canal to remove the damaged root.

Conquer dental pain and regain your life. If you think you may need a root canal, call Milford Dental Group at (508) 966-7923 now to schedule a dental consultation in Milford, MA.

By Milford Dental Group
August 29, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

Could your toothache be warning you that you might just need root canal therapy?Root Canal

 

Has one of our Milford, MA, dentists Dr. Peyman Beigi or Dr. Nina Raeisian told you that you need root canal treatment? If so, don’t panic. While this procedure certainly has been given a bad reputation it’s truly nothing to worry about. We are here to help ease your concerns by sharing a little more about why root canal therapy is sometimes essential for preserving your smile’s health.

One of the telltale signs that you may need a root canal is tooth pain. Ignoring your tooth pain won’t help the situation; in fact, it will often make it worse. Dental problems rarely go away on their own and most problems, if left untreated, will only cause more serious and irreversible complications.

Without root canal treatment, people will oftentimes have to have the infected or damaged tooth removed. Instead of spending more time and money to replace the tooth, why wouldn’t you just undergo a simple procedure to save your tooth?

Here at Milford Dental Group, our restorative dentists in Milford, MA, believe that preserving your real smile is the most important thing you can do. Do you think so, too? After all, nothing can really take the place of a real tooth. If left untreated, a dental infection will continue to spread throughout the tooth and tooth roots until the tooth is no longer viable. In the meantime, you’ll be dealing with some rather unpleasant and unrelenting pain.

Getting a root canal in Milford, MA, could benefit you by:

  • Removing the infected dental pulp and protecting the outer structure of the tooth
  • Preventing decay from getting worse
  • Preventing future damage to the tooth caused by teeth grinding or jaw clenching
  • Improving the shape, size, strength and even color of your tooth (thanks to a custom-made dental crown)

Do you have questions about your upcoming root canal therapy in Milford, MA? Are you dealing with dental pain? If so, then it’s high time you turned to the experts at Milford Dental Group, who can provide you with the care and information you need. Call our office today!

By Milford Dental Group
April 25, 2016
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: Root Canal  

It might sound like the oxymoron to end all oxymorons. How can a root canal end pain, when everything we've been taught to know about dentistry since Little Shop of Horrors suggests that root canals were invented by sadistic dentists for the sole purpose of inflicting pain? While the image of Steve Martin and decades of cultural conditioning can be hard to shake, the truth is that (most) dentists are Root Canalactually gentle, lovely people who dedicate their lives to making sure our teeth remain healthy, pretty, and in our mouths.

And while we're dispelling dental myths (don't worry, I won't tell you the tooth fairy isn't real), the truth is that not only are root canals not particularly painful, but they actually help to alleviate the often excruciating pain of a severely decayed tooth.

Root Canal Treatment in Milford, MA

First things first. On the pain meter, a root canal procedure does not feel much different than getting a cavity filled. When a tooth becomes severely decayed or suffers trauma, it can lead to a buildup of infection causing and nerve-damaging bacteria inside the tooth. If left untreated, the tooth might require extraction. Under local anesthetic, a dentist at Milford Dental Group will clear away any bacteria that has entered the space inside the tooth where the nerves and soft pulp tissue are located. Any damaged and diseased nerve tissue is cleared to help relieve pain and to make the tooth healthy again.

In addition to saving the tooth from possible extraction, a root canal also saves the added pain, time, and expense of having an extracted tooth replaced with a dental implant or dental bridge and crown.

Contact a Dentist in Milford, MA

Many people choose to unnecessarily suffer through tooth pain for fear that a trip to the dentist and the treatment will be worse. To learn more about how a root canal can help ease tooth pain and save a damaged tooth from extraction, contact Milford Dental Group at (508) 966-7923 to schedule an appointment today.