Did you know that teeth can be damaged or infected all the way to their roots? Often, this happens because of a cavity that has been left untreated. A cavity is essentially a hole in your tooth which can allow bacteria and infection to travel deep into your tooth, burrowing into the canal of the tooth root. The result is often painful swelling and/or inflammation.
If your tooth root is compromised by infection, you may need to receive a procedure called root canal therapy. Through this procedure, we can remove the nerves in your tooth that have become infected or damaged.
The Root Canal Procedure
If you are experiencing a toothache, you will want to visit us so that we can determine whether you require root canal therapy. If a root canal is in order, we can perform the procedure right away if necessary.
To begin with, we will completely numb the affected area. We’ll then make an opening in your tooth. This opening allows us to clean out your tooth and remove the damaged tissue. We’ll also sterilize your root, and finally, seal the canal. In some circumstances, we’ll also cap your tooth with a dental crown.
Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
- Preserve your tooth. By performing root canal therapy on your infected tooth, we are able to save the tooth and avoid an extraction. A root canal can sound like a scary prospect, but it is actually a wonderful way to clear your tooth of a painful infection.
- Alleviate pain. If you’ve ever experienced a severe toothache, you know how debilitating this kind of pain can be. Root canal therapy allows us to relieve you from pain so that you can get back to your life.
If you are suffering from a toothache, please give us a call. Root canal therapy is an effective dental procedure that can help you keep your tooth and help eliminate your pain and infection.