If a cracked, decayed or chipped tooth is causing you pain, Dr. Garrett T. Hayashi in Honolulu can have you feeling better in no time with a root canal. Read on to learn more about this quick procedure and how it can save your smile:
What might cause me to need a root canal?
Most often, it is a severely cracked tooth or a deep cavity that will necessitate a root canal, for these issues can cause you to develop an infection in the root of your tooth. Some signs you may be in need of a root canal from our Honolulu office are bumps on your gums and/or swelling, tenderness, or darkening of the gum tissue. Visible tooth decay, chips, or cracks in your tooth are also potential indicators that it's time for a visit to your dentist. You may also find that your teeth are especially sensitive to the consumption of hot and cold foods and drinks.
How can a root canal help save my smile?
Our dentists perform root canal treatments as they are an effective way to clean and disinfect your damaged tooth, restoring your oral health as a result. At our Honolulu office, your dentist will administer anesthesia so that you are as comfortable as possible during the procedure. After your tooth has been fully treated, your dentist will fill and seal your tooth. Don't worry—the filling will be both strong and discreet, making it so that no one will even know that you' underwent treatment.
Need dental care? Give us a call
If you are in need of a root canal, there is no need to worry. Dr. Hayashi, your dentist at our Honolulu office, will take care of all your dental needs so that your smile looks and feels great. Call us today at 808-536-5090.