An infected tooth can leave many in severe pain and can lead to further complications and procedures. Our dentists at Comfort Care Dental encourage patients to schedule a dental exam and cleaning at least twice a year to help avoid this from occurring. We also offer root canal treatment to our patients. What is a root canal and what is involved with a root canal procedure? Continue reading to find out!
Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. You may need root canal therapy to provide relief and to prevent the spread of infection to surrounding teeth. Often times, inflammation or infection is caused by deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth.
When left untreated, the infected tissue can lead to a painful abscess. Many people are afraid of hearing they need root canal treatment. However, our Chandler dentist is trained in new innovations to help avoid pain and discomfort during and after a procedure. Some symptoms of an infected tooth are pain or discoloration, increased sensitivity to hot or cold food and drinks, and tenderness in the surrounding gum area. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, then contact your Chandler dentist right away to see if you are in need of root canal treatment.
Your dentist will provide you with the needed medications to avoid discomfort and pain during and after your procedure. They will open up the area and thoroughly clean out the root canal. A dental crown is often provided to ensure the protection of your tooth.