Preserve Your Comfort and Your Natural Smile With Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics)
Severe tooth decay is a common dental problem. We provide quality root canal care at Alta Dentistry in order to remove the deep decay and prevent infection. We have a qualified doctors on our team who is available in-office.
The root canal of your tooth is home to nerves and soft tissues. When tooth decay reaches the root canals, it may result in a tooth infection or abscessed tooth. These oral health conditions cause severe pain, so it is best to treat deep decay as soon as possible.
The Symptoms of a Tooth Infection (Abscessed Tooth)
Not all patients notice the symptoms that indicate the need for a root canal, but some tell-tale symptoms might include:
- Pain when chewing or biting down
- Swollen gums
- A pimple-like bump on the gums
- Increased sensitivity to hot or cold
If you have reason to believe you may need root canal treatment, it is important to see your dentist right away. He or she will ensure that your root canal therapy experience is comfortable, safe, and effective. When you receive root canal treatment, you will prevent intense pain and permanent tooth loss.
Protecting Your Smile with Root Canal Therapy
If deep decay goes untreated, the following problems may occur:
- Extensive damage to the tooth that necessitates extraction
- Deterioration and dysfunction of the jawbone
- Swelling and pain in the face
- Infection that spreads throughout the body
To treat deep decay, your dentist will remove the infected pulp and nerve from a small opening in the crown of the tooth. Your tooth will still be able to function properly after a root canal. You will not be able to sense hot and cold on that particular tooth anymore, but your bite force and capability will be restored.
After the removal of the pulp, our experts will clean out the root canals and treat the infection. They will fill and seal the tooth, and use a dental crown or filling to repair the structure of the tooth.
To find out more about protecting your health with root canal therapy, call us at Alta Dentistry today. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have, and help you feel comfortable with our advanced root canal treatments.