Inside each of your teeth is a pulp chamber in which can be found the blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue that help the roots of your teeth grow during development. There are two signs that you may need root canal treatment. Most persons experience persistent pain before a root canal procedure. A few are unaware that there is an issue and are alerted by our experienced endodontists. Many wonders if their doctor’s recommendation on root canal treatment is essential. The process removes infections from the teeth and prevents them from future infections. Bishnoi dental care can save pain, and frustration and ensure you get the most effective root canal treatment.
Why Is a Root Canal Necessary?
Root canal treatment helps remove bacteria from an infected tooth. The procedure is so effective that chances of reinfection are extremely low, thus saving your natural tooth. Therefore, you should never be worried if your endodontist recommends this procedure
Symptoms of Tooth Infection?
Symptoms that indicate a root canal may be necessary include:
- Throbbing toothache
- Pain when chewing or biting
- Heightened sensitivity to heat and cold
- Persistent bad breath
- Swelling of lymph nodes in the neck
- Facial swelling
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you likely have an abscessed tooth. Left untreated, the infection can spread to the jaw and throughout the face, resulting in systemic infection. An untreated tooth abscess can also result in tooth loss, necessitating advanced restorative services to preserve the quality and function of the smile.
We can perform an examination, determine if the infection is present, and take appropriate action to protect your smile and your body from the dangers of untreated tooth infection.
The Root Canal Procedure
To perform a root canal, a small access hole will first need to be made. Through this hole, debris and infection can easily be removed. Once removed, the pulp chamber is filled with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. The same material is used to seal the small access hole. When necessary, antibiotics may be injected into the tooth as well, but this is not needed for every root canal procedure.
While conventional knowledge holds that a root canal is unpleasant, the treatment is no more uncomfortable than a traditional filling. Far from causing pain, root canal procedures relieve pain and prevent future discomforts as well. However, if you are nervous about having a root canal, we would be happy to discuss sedation dentistry options during your treatment consultation.