Root canal treatments are also referred to as endodontic therapy and root canal therapy. Root canals become necessary when a cavity isn’t treated in a timely manner. The cavity can become bad enough to reach all the way to the tooth pulp. Root canals may also become necessary if the tooth is damaged with extensive restorations or trauma. The tooth pulp can become infected, and that infection can spread through the tooth root and bone, causing an abscess. At this point, the tooth can no longer heal itself and must be treated.
There are a number of symptoms that can let you know that you have an infected tooth that may be in need of a root canal. If you begin experiencing sudden sensitivity to cold or hot food and drink, or have pain when eating sweets that you’ve never had before, it may be a sign that a root canal is needed. Other symptoms include:
- Pain when biting, or when pressure is applied to the tooth
- A bad taste in the mouth
There are times, however, when an infected tooth may not present any symptoms. This is another reason it is so important to keep your regular checkups. The doctors at Stonebridge Dental can find the problem and perform the root canal to clean out the infected pulp and disinfect the tooth canals. Once disinfected, the canals around the tooth roots can be filled in order to prevent further infection. Our doctors will most likely recommend a core buildup and dental crown for the tooth in question. The crown will cover the tooth to protect it, and to hide the discoloration that can sometimes occur after a root canal has been performed.
Experts in Root Canal Treatment
Leaving a cavity or infected tooth can be dangerous. The infection can spread, and may even weaken your immune system. If you have a tooth that is infected, or you think you might need a root canal, please call Stonebridge Dental today at 972-547-0554. Our knowledgeable and professional staff can help get your tooth treated so that you can be pain-free and smiling brightly in no time at all.
Next, go to:
Dental Cleaning, Oral Hygiene, Wisdom Teeth, Bonding, Sealants, Dental Fillings, Root Canal, Gum Treatment, Nightguards, TMJ Treatment, Implant Restoration, Dentures, Lumineers, Dental Veneers, Whitening, Dental Extractions, Dental Crowns, Dental Bridges, Stop Snoring Devices