Root Canal Treatment
A root canal treatment removes an infection from the inside of the tooth and protects it from further complications. Many people believe it to be a painful procedure, but it’s quite the opposite. Root canal therapy can eliminate the pain you experience from damaged tooth pulp!
Why Would You Need Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy becomes necessary when a tooth’s nerve becomes injured or infected. Once this happens, it cannot repair itself, and the tissue dies. Delaying treatment can also cause pain and the possibility of the infection spreading to your other teeth. Common causes of pulp injury include:
- Cracked tooth
- Deep cavity
- Dental abscess
- Repeated dental procedures
What Happens During the Treatment?
Root canal treatments are straightforward. You’ll be under anesthesia so that you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. To access the impacted pulp, the dentist will need to drill a hole at the top of the tooth. Next, they will remove the pulp and thoroughly clean the inside of the tooth before filling it. You might also want to consider getting a crown placed on top of the tooth in a separate appointment for added protection.
Tips for Preventing Tooth Decay
We always believe prevention is better than the cure! If you’re concerned about getting a root canal treatment, you can do many things to ensure you won’t need one. Some of them include:
- Brushing twice daily
- Flossing once daily
- Using fluoride products
- Visiting the dentist regularly
Would You Like to Know More About Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatments may seem scary, but we promise you’ll be in the best care. Our team at La Cantera Dental Group will do everything to make your procedure as painless and stress-free as possible. Call our office today if you have any questions!