Don't Let Your Tooth Pain Continue
Root canals are an effective way to alleviate pain and save the tooth. A root canal is the treatment of the nerve tissue of the tooth. This procedure results in the elimination of the infection.
What Happens if the Tooth (Pulp) is Injured?
The pulp is the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains blood vessels and nerves. When the pulp is diseased or injured and unable to repair itself, it dies.
The most common causes of pulp death are a cracked tooth, a deep cavity, problems with large fillings or serious injury to the tooth. All of these can allow bacteria to enter into the pulp.
Why a Root Canal? (Removal of the Pulp)
If the dead or injured pulp is not removed, the tissues around the root of the tooth can become infected, often resulting in pain and swelling. Even if there is no pain, bacteria can damage the bone that anchors the tooth. Without treatment, the tooth may have to be removed.
Most teeth that have had root canal therapy will require a crown to prevent it from breaking or getting re-infected. Every situation is different and we will be happy to discuss all treatment options with you. If a root canal is needed, the procedure can be performed in one visit.
Our office can provide Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas) for extra help relaxing during this or any dental procedure.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms please call to schedule an appointment ASAP to prevent any further spread of the infection:
- Bad taste in your mouth
- Pus or discharge from the tooth
- Pimple or bump on the gum where the pain is originating
Dr. Nicolette and his team of highly trained professionals are dedicated to providing you with the ultimate pain relief. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
Get pain relief with our root canal services:
- Perform root canals in one visit
- Retreat root canals, as they may become abscessed
- We can add a crown to help protect the tooth from any additional infections
- If you are experiencing any tooth pain, we recommend that you schedule an appointment in order to stop the infection from possibly spreading into the jaw