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How A Root Canal Helps Save A Tooth

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When a tooth develops an infection, patients can experience a host of uncomfortable symptoms and over time, risk the loss of their tooth completely. But with endodontic treatments, we can address concerns in the interior of your tooth and bring relief. At your helpful neighborhood dental clinic in Dallas, TX, we can offer infection relief with a root canal procedure.

The Risks of an Untreated Dental Infection

An infected tooth means that harmful oral bacteria has reached the inner pulp, the nerve center of the tooth. This could be caused by issues like untreated tooth decay or an injury to the tooth that compromises the outer tooth enamel. When the infection develops, you may experience painful sensitivity when you bite down or chew, toothaches, pain in your face and jaw, headaches, and even a discharge from the tooth itself. When this happens, please see us right away. Otherwise, the issue could grow in severity until it reaches other teeth or cause tooth loss, further impacting the health, comfort, and beauty of your smile in negative ways. With a root canal procedure, we can offer relief.

Steps to Ensure Your Comfort During Treatment

When you see us, we will take digital x-ray images of your smile to identify the position of the infection and to plan treatment with precision. We also want to ensure your experience is a positive one, so we can numb the tooth with a local anesthesia, or possibly offer sedation if you have sensitivity, so you enter a calm and relaxed state during the procedure. Many people find the procedure comparable to a simple dental filling placement!

The Root Canal Treatment Process

When you’re ready, we will open the tooth and access and remove the tissues from within, thoroughly cleaning the interior of the tooth and the root canals. Once we do, our team will then add a special restorative filling known as gutta percha to the interior of the tooth. We want to protect the tooth from further injury or the risk of decay or infection, so we will cap it with a custom crown, one that is made specifically for your smile to safeguard the tooth and offers a lifelike appearance, bonding with the rest of your smile.

If you have any questions about how we diagnose and treat dental infections with digital imagery and root canal therapy, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy optimal oral health and a comfortable smile!

Learn More About Infected Teeth With Bliss Dental!

Don’t let an infected tooth lead to a missing one, we can help protect your smile! Talk to our team at Bliss Dental in Dallas, TX to find out more about our safe and gentle endodontic treatments. Give us a call at (972) 307-7777 today!