Just because you have a serious infection doesn’t mean conservative treatment options are unavailable. Our team can provide a solution that treats infected or abscessed teeth in as little as one visit, returning you to optimal health, function, and beauty. What should our Newhall, CA, dentists expect from an endodontic treatment known as root canal therapy?
What Dangers Will an Infected Tooth Pose?
When a tooth becomes infected, this means harmful bacteria has reached your inner pulp, the group of living tissues residing at the center of your tooth and in the root canals. The pulp keeps your tooth healthy and functional, but an untreated infection could eventually cause the pulp to die. When this happens, the tooth must be removed to prevent the spread of infection to surrounding teeth or from moving into the jawbone itself. When you experience the warning signs of an infection, such as pain when biting down or chewing, swelling near the tooth, a discharge from the tooth, headaches, fever, or toothache and sensitivity. If you begin to experience these potential warning signs, then let your dentist know right away. The sooner we examine your smile, the sooner we can administer treatment and preserve your tooth!
How Does the Root Canal Procedure Work?
To start, we will administer anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth. If you have dental anxiety, we can also discuss sedation options. Next, we open the tooth to remove the infected tissue from within. Afterward, we clean the inside of the tooth thoroughly and place a restorative filling material. Once we cure the material, we can cover the tooth with a dental crown to protect the tooth and complete the procedure.
Ensuring a Lifelike Tooth
The crown we place will not only protects the tooth against further infection or decay, but can also be designed to look natural. We often create them from lifelike materials, such as ceramic, which can absorb bite forces and offer many years of dependable restoration. The ceramic material also contains stain-resistant materials and can be shaded to match the color of your tooth. The translucent nature of ceramic also means a more lifelike appearance. If you have any questions about repairing your tooth, or if you would like to learn more about our root canal procedure and crowns, then contact our team today. We’re always here to help you enjoy healthy, attractive smiles for many years to come!
Do You Have Questions About Root Canal Therapy?
If you have an infected or aching tooth, then talk to us about a possible restorative solution. To learn more about how we treat infections and cracked teeth, then please schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.