The team at Allen Dentistry knows how painful an infected tooth can be. That is why we take extra care with our general dentistry for patients who are experiencing pain from tooth decay. Root canals are an important element of dental care because when a tooth is infected it must be treated in order to restore your smile. Damaged teeth are never something we want our patients to experience, but when it does, don’t hesitate to contact one of our friendly dental team professionals to schedule an appointment.
Root Canal Therapy
Routine cleanings and exams alongside proper oral hygiene habits can help deter tooth decay and other oral health issues. Once the tooth decay reaches the next layer called the dentin the tooth may become sensitive to hot or cold temperatures. As the decay continues it will cause an infection inside the root of the tooth, also called the pulp causing pain. If left untreated, a severely infected tooth could lead to tissue damage, severe pain, and or loss of the tooth altogether. A root canal is a dental treatment that is utilized to restore and repair a badly damaged or infected tooth. The treatment process includes removing the damaged portion of the tooth and the inside of the tooth is then cleaned and sealed.
With the help from the experienced team at Allen Dentistry, patients can find relief in the benefits root canal therapy provides. Although root canals often receive a bad reputation of being a painful experience, in actuality the pain is from the infection not the procedure itself. Patients typically find that the therapy treatment itself is no more painful than a typical filling procedure done to fix cavities. For more information about root canal therapy contact us today or call to speak with one of our friendly team members at Allen Dentistry today.