How Root Canal Therapy Stops Painful Infections

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When a tooth becomes infected, you could develop painful symptoms and over time, risk the loss of your tooth. But our team can offer a gentle and effective option for treating infection and saving your smile. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist talks about the benefits of root canal therapy!

The Causes of a Dental Infection

How does a tooth become infected? At the center of your tooth is a collection of nerve tissues known as the pulp. A tooth is infected once bacteria make contact with the pulp, which could happen due to an injury to the tooth or even an untreated cavity. Without treatment, the infection grows in severity until the tooth requires extraction to prevent the spread of infection or falls out, causing tooth loss. But we can provide treatment to stop the discomfort caused by the infected tooth, and to prevent the loss of the tooth too!

The Signs You Need Treatment

You may begin to experience tooth sensitivity when you eat or drink, or a persistent toothache early on. As the issue grows in severity, you could experience pain in your jaw or when you bite down or chew. Swelling could occur near the tooth and you could even experience a poor-tasting discharge from it. When one or more of these symptoms occur, don’t risk the loss of your tooth, reach out to our team right away to discuss possible positions and protect your smile!

Root Canal Therapy

Often, we can treat issues with the interior of your tooth using an endodontic treatment, known as root canal therapy. We begin by taking detailed digital x-rays and CT images of your tooth to plan the procedure in detail. These images are available instantly chairside and the digital system uses 90% less radiation too. The images enable us to plan the procedure and once we numb your tooth, we will open the tooth to remove the tissues from within. We then clean the interior of your tooth. The next stage of the root canal involves our team adding a special restorative material known as a gutta percha. The last step is to cap the tooth with a crown, one custom-made to ensure a proper fit, balanced bite, and of course a lifelike and natural appearance.

If you have any questions about how we diagnose and treat an infected tooth with a root canal, or if you have pain in a tooth that needs attention, then contact our team today to learn more.

Make an Appointment for Endodontic Treatment

Our team offers an endodontic treatment to help address your infected or severely decayed teeth. Schedule an appointment at Newhall Dental Arts in California today by calling (661) 259-7760. We want to help keep your tooth healthy and in place for years to come!