Root canals are often considered a painful procedure in pop culture. Dr. Fulton takes great care to make sure that patients are comfortable and completely numb so that root canal procedures are as painless as possible.

Root Canals are procedures specifically designed to prevent tooth loss. Our teeth are comprised of various parts, one crucial part being the pulp, which houses the nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissue. When this area becomes inflamed or infected, a Root Canal procedure becomes essential to stop further pain, infection, and tooth loss. The onset of inflammation or infection in your pulp will trigger symptoms that urge you to act.

Root Canals: How Do I Know if I Might Need One?

  1. Toothache: Toothaches are common, but specific types point to a possible inflamed or infected pulp. If you’re experiencing sharp pain in the middle of the night leading to a generalized headache, your tooth’s root might be suffering.
  2. Abscess: If you notice a bump near the top part of a tooth or pus present in the mouth, there’s a high likelihood a root canal will be needed.
  3. Sensitivity: Extreme pain in response to hot and cold foods can be a strong indicator of the need for a root canal.
  4. Discoloration: Dark discoloration on the tooth points to a deteriorated pulp. This is a severe sign that a root canal may be required.

Don’t Wait! Prompt action is essential when dealing with persistent oral discomfort. If you’re plagued by ongoing pain, reach out to our dental professionals at once. We can thoroughly assess your situation, offering solutions that prioritize preserving your natural teeth over resorting to extraction and replacement.

Delaying could escalate the problem, potentially leading to more serious consequences. Your oral health is integral to your overall wellbeing, so make it a priority. Don’t let dental distress linger – take the first step towards relief by contacting us for Root Canals today.

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I was able to schedule an appointment one week out and staff was able to get me seated almost immediately when I arrived. Overall staff was friendly and Dr. Fulton was able to help me with a crown on a cracked tooth. I can’t say it’s always fun going to the dentist, but Bright Smiles Family Dentistry made it easy and conformable for me to get the work I needed to be done. Will be coming here for future dental needs.

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I was a patient of Dr. Todd for years. He was great. Wasn’t sure what the experience would be like with a new dentist. I shouldn’t have worried. The staff stayed the same, and Dan’s replacement was warm and welcoming. The office was a bit quieter without Dan’s booming voice, but the dentistry was solid. I would recommend it to those looking for a new dentist.

Ann V., via Google

Very Friendly, fun to work with. The staff has always made us feel comfortable, the dental experience was easy and the treatment explained. No fears of going to the dentist here.

Jeff W., via Google

After Dr Todd retired last month I was thinking of changing to a dentist in my town and close to home. Brighter Smiles called me to schedule an appointment since I was a month past due for my 6 month cleaning. I was too busy to investigate a local dentist and schedule. I am glad I did go ahead and schedule. I love the new owner/dentist. She is super sweet and made time to do my dental work that day. She saved me from taking more time off from work and from worrying about the procedure that needed to be done. Won’t be changing dentists!

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