How Do You Proceed With Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment removes the infected root from within the tooth.
Following the removal, we will create a synthetic substitute. Our team of experienced dental experts will help restore the surrounding area via a dental crown or filling.
With root canal therapy, we can restore the tooth to full functionality. The only difference you’ll notice is that the pain disappears, and you can no longer feel temperatures or pressure due to the removed nerve.
This procedure can sound a little nerve-wracking at first, but we have you covered. All of our dental staff are experts in their field and can walk you through the entire process.
Why Is Root Canal Treatment Essential?
It doesn’t sound like the most pleasant of dental treatments, but root canals are essential. If you leave an infected nerve untreated, you risk losing the entire tooth.
Besides the health of the tooth, you also put your jaw at risk. Bacteria that festers within the nerve can spread through to your jaw and damage it.
With treatment, you do lose the infected nerve. However, the dentist can save the remainder of the tooth. Preventing full extraction (aka tooth removal) is our main priority. Root canals protect you from that outcome.
We understand this can sound frightening or painful, but it doesn’t have to be. Modern developments can make this procedure pain-free and less stressful.
What Causes Root Infection?
Numerous factors contribute to root infections. It isn’t as simple as a lack of dental hygiene, so there’s no reason to feel embarrassed if you require treatment. The factor that links all of the possible causes together is the exposure of the nerve, which can lead to infection.
This exposure can be so small that you may not even know it’s there. This possibility is why frequent checkups are necessary, so we can help you take preventative steps.
Some of the most common reasons for requiring a root canal include:
- Deep decay of the tooth
- Decay beneath an existing filling
- A fracture or chip on your tooth (from trauma or decay)
- Advanced and untreated gum disease
Infection can occur for a myriad of reasons. Keeping your teeth clean and attending regular checkups helps both you and your dentist keep on top of your oral hygiene.
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