Tooth pain is most often an indication of infection in the oral cavity. When the condition reaches a tooth’s pulp, it can be treated with root canal treatments. Nowadays, root canal therapy is very much like getting a cavity filled. And Midtown Dental Clinic can help relieve you of this pain and the uneasiness of an infected tooth.
What Is Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatment helps to remove bacteria from an infected or rotting pulp. The pulp is an assortment of nerves, blood vessels, and soft tissue that keep your tooth alive. During the procedure, we will extract the infected pulp, carefully clean and disinfect the inside of your tooth, and then fill and seal it. With modern technology and new dental skills, root canal treatments can salvage your natural teeth.
When Would You Need Root Canal Treatment?
Root canal treatments are needed when you experience tooth decay symptoms such as swelling, pain, and tenderness. A toothache is the most standard indicator that you require root canal therapy. If your tooth is alive, your mouth will be sensitive to extreme hot or cold foods.
If the tooth has become abscessed or is dead, it will hurt when you chew food or put pressure on it. Bleeding or swelling may take place around the dead tooth. A toothache can also be a result of many other conditions. As such, it is recommended to get a correct diagnosis.
What Is the Procedure For Root Canals?
Root canal treatments often require two appointments. At Midtown Dental Clinic, we begin the process with the capturing of X-ray images to inspect the extent of the damage. Then, we will numb your tooth with local anesthesia to provide you with maximum comfort. A small hole will then be drilled on the tooth to access the infected pulp. The pulp is then gently removed, and the canals are cleaned to remove the harmful bacteria. Finally, we will use a medicated material to pack the remaining space and seal it with filling. To further strengthen and protect the treated tooth, we can use restorations such as dental crowns. They can be secured at your convenience.
The entire procedure is pain-free and requires very little recovery time. When the anesthesia wears off, the gum around the tooth may swell. Avoid using the tooth to chew so that the tissue and bone around your tooth may heal quickly.
The results of a root canal can last as long as possible. The crown restoration should be maintained with proper oral hygiene.
If you are interested in learning more about root canal treatments, call Midtown Dental Clinic in Richland, WA, Suite 199352 at (509) 946-1678 and schedule an appointment.