Save your natural teeth

Root canals help preserve your natural teeth for a lifetime. A root canal therapy can save a tooth while treating disorders of the nerve or pulp of your tooth. A tooth with a diseased or infected nerve used to be removed or extracted with the success of root canals, now you can keep your natural teeth and have confident and healthy smiles.

 

When will you need a root canal?

root canalThese are the most common reasons for getting a root canal treatment:

  • Trauma – may be a physical blow to a tooth or a constant striking of a tooth
  • Physical irritation – caused by a deep tooth decay or a very large filling
  • Severe gum disease

 

Regardless of the cause, if the tooth pulp becomes irritated and infected bacteria grows within and causes pressure and pain. Your face may swell because of this infection but sometimes it will also be unnoticeable because the deterioration of the pulp happens so gradually that little pain is felt. Either way, the bacteria will eventually destroy the tooth pulp and affect the bone surrounding the tooth.

 

 

Saving your tooth with a root canal treatmentroot canal

If after a root canal treatment your dentist recommends a root canal treatment, a series of appointments will be scheduled for you. Know that these appointments are important to be kept to prevent delays in treatment and healing. Delays can affect the final outcome of a root canal. It is also essential that all medications be taken as prescribed for faster healing and recovery.
Once the root canal treatment is completed, a permanent dental crown will be applied on your tooth to restore its natural look and feel. Your dentist will discuss options that will best help to maintain the strength and health of your restored tooth.