Get Relief From A Crippling Toothache
When a tooth becomes infected or inflamed as a result of dental decay, a crack, or breakage, the infection can reach the nerve causing excruciating pain. To alleviate the pain and prevent further infection, your dentist will perform a root canal. Root canals involve the removal of one or multiple nerves within a tooth, followed by cleaning and shaping the space left behind by the procedure. This process may require more than one visit. If you are experiencing an intense toothache, you might need a root canal, contact us right away to get relief!
Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp of the tooth inside the root canal becomes inflamed or infected. There are several reasons why you might need root canal treatment:
- Deep Cavity
- Deep Restoration
- Fractured Tooth
In addition, trauma to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.
Root canal treatment is virtually painless and often leaves you with little to no discomfort during recovery than if you have your natural tooth extracted. Mint Dental uses modern techniques to make the process as comfortable as possible.
When you undergo a root canal, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown for protection and will continue to function like any other tooth.
Root canals have a scary reputation, but you’ll be glad to know that it’s undeserved. The procedure itself is pretty much pain-free and carries several benefits, including:
- Preventing the spread of infection to neighboring teeth
- Sealing the tooth with a natural-colored filling creating an aesthetically appealing appearance
- Saving your tooth from removal
- Preventing the degeneration of your jawbone
- Enhancing Oral Health
Your Smile Is Worth It