Signs You May Need Emergency Root Canal Treatment

Persistent tooth pain and sensitivity could be signs of tooth pulp infection due to an untreated cavity. The longer you delay treatment, the greater your risk of losing your tooth due to irreparable damage. At Bingham-Lester Dentistry in Crofton, Maryland, we offer emergency root canal treatment to help save decayed teeth from extraction. Dr. Bingham-Lester will examine your tooth, diagnose your condition and determine if root canal therapy is the best option for repairing and saving your tooth.

Emergency Root Canal Treatment in Crofton MD Area

Understanding Emergency Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a dental procedure designed to repair severely decayed or damaged teeth to save them from extraction. The procedure involves drilling into your damaged tooth to remove infected pulp and tissue. Dr. Bingham-Lester will then cleanse the chamber of your tooth and its canals and seal it with a special filling called gutta-percha to protect it from further infection. Afterward, we’ll place a crown over your tooth to strengthen its structure and keep it safe from future decay or damage. Through root canal therapy, we can nip tooth pulp infection in the bud, repair your compromised tooth and protect adjacent healthy teeth from getting infected.

Depending on the severity of your condition, you may need emergency root canal treatment to avoid further damage caused by a delay in repairing and restoring a severely decayed tooth.

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Signs You May Need Emergency Root Canal Treatment

The following are some tell-tale signs that you may need immediate root canal treatment:

  • Intense pain or tooth sensitivity
  • Painful chewing
  • Swollen gums that are sensitive to the touch
  • An abscess near your infected tooth
  • Extensive tooth damage due to severe trauma
  • Change of color in your tooth
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures in your mouth

We recommend contacting your Crofton dentist at the first sign of these symptoms to schedule a checkup. It’s never a good idea to ignore pain or “grin and bear it.” The sooner you get treatment, the better your chances of saving a severely infected or damaged tooth.

To schedule a consultation for emergency root canal treatment, contact Bingham-Lester Dentistry in Crofton, MD at 410-885-6522.


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Dr. Vickii R. Bingham-Lester

Dr. Vickii Bingham Lester is primarily interested in assisting patients in achieving an excellent lifestyle with healthy, functioning smiles. She graduated from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and completed a general practice residency at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Bingham's commitment to providing the best dental care possible encouraged her to dive more into the science and practice of dental implantology.


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