If you have a tooth that is damaged or decayed, this can enable bacteria form the mouth to get into the central part of the tooth, infecting the pulp or nerve and root canals that extend into the tooth roots. A root canal treatment is a very effective way of clearing up this infection, saving the tooth so it can be fully restored with either a crown or a filling.
Symptoms of an infected tooth can include pain when you bite or chew or continual toothache and the gum around the affected tooth may look swollen or red. You might have a bad taste in your mouth, or persistent bad breath.
If you think you may have a tooth infection then it’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible. This will help prevent the infection from spreading, and increases the chances of saving the tooth.
Dr Eshak will examine the affected tooth and can carry out various diagnostic tests to determine if it is infected. The process for a root canal treatment is very straightforward, and should feel little different from having a filling. The affected tooth will be numbed so the pulp and root canals can be thoroughly cleaned out and disinfected. The final stage is to either repair the tooth with a filling or cover it up completely with a crown.
Teeth can survive perfectly well without the pulp, and may last for many years or even for life. Before this treatment was developed dentists had to extract infected and damaged, teeth but root canal therapy can help avoid this outcome.
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Here at Innovative Dental, we only use the most advanced technology in modern dentistry and employ the highest standards when it comes to root canal therapy and other complex dental procedures. Our experienced dental professionals assure you that you get the best treatment possible.