When Is a Root Canal Necessary?

When Is a Root Canal Necessary?

Posted by Eva M. Fornos on Mar 13 2023, 02:08 AM

If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, you may need root canal treatment to save the tooth from needing removal. Pain can sometimes happen when the pulp layer of your tooth becomes infected and inflamed. A variety of things can cause this though the most common cause is a cracked or chipped tooth. If left untreated, it can lead to the development of an abscess. If the infection worsens, it can even affect the bone surrounding the tooth. Once this happens, you must extract the tooth to restore oral health. Visit Dentist of Miami and Orthodontics for the best dental care tailored to your needs.

The Procedure for Root Canal Treatment

Once you’re comfortably seated in the chair, the dentist will begin the root canal treatment by administering a local anesthetic to numb the treatment area and prevent pain. You may feel some pressure during the procedure but shouldn’t feel discomfort or pain. After the tooth is anesthetized, the dentist will remove the damaged portion of the tooth and clean the area thoroughly. Then, they will fill the cavity to prevent further infection and seal the tooth with a dental crown to protect it from further damage. This will prevent bacteria from getting inside the tooth and help it heal properly.

The Advantages of Root Canal Treatment

The benefits of a root canal are numerous. First and foremost, it can save your tooth from extraction or removal due to infection and pain. If left untreated, the infection could spread even further and affect other areas of your body. When you save your tooth with a root canal, you can keep it for a lifetime. Without treatment, you may have to have the tooth extracted, which can result in complications with other teeth. Your dentist may recommend a bridge or dental implant to replace the missing tooth, which can cost significantly more than a simple root canal procedure. A root canal can also preserve the health and strength of your other teeth and gums, as an infection can spread and cause issues such as abscesses in the mouth. Soreness and pain can be bothersome, but a root canal can alleviate discomfort and prevent future tooth decay and gum disease. For all these reasons, your dentist will likely recommend a root canal when a tooth is infected or decayed.

If your teeth are sensitive when you eat something cold or hot or are sensitive to pressure, this can also be a sign of a tooth infection. If you experience these symptoms, visit Dentist of Miami and Orthodontics at 15790 SW 56th St, Miami, FL 33185, or (305) 290-4999 for an examination is essential. This way you’ll know if you need to go through with root canal treatment and will be one step closer to a healthier smile!

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