Root Canals Near Indian Land
Quality Root Canals
Root canal treatment has the potential to save a tooth that has become severely decayed or infected. During the procedure, the damaged area of the inner tooth or the pulp is removed. The area is then cleaned, disinfected, filled, and sealed.
Failure to treat an infected or damaged tooth can result in an abscess, which is a pocket of pus in a tooth caused by a bacterial infection. It may also lead to other dental problems and even affect your overall health.
Primary Causes of an Infected Pulp
Inside a tooth, under the outer white enamel, is a hard layer called dentin. Under the dentin is a softer tissue called pulp. The pulp of a tooth contains tiny blood vessels, connective tissue, and nerves, which aid in tooth development.
The pulp can be safely removed when a tooth becomes fully formed. A mature tooth can be nourished solely by the tissues surrounding it. These are the reasons why the pulp of a tooth can become infected:
- Deep cavity
- Broken or cracked tooth
- Repeated dental procedures
- Injury to the tooth
What Can I Expect During a Root Canal?
Before a root canal is performed, Dr. Schwartz will take a digital x-ray of your mouth to examine the area of decay or trauma. Root canals are a routine procedure that is relatively painless with the use of a local anesthetic.
During the procedure, a local anesthetic is administered to the affected tooth, which leaves the area numb. An opening is then made in the tooth to remove the infected pulp. The affected tooth is cleaned and disinfected.
Once the tooth is ready, it is filled with a tooth-colored resin or amalgam. This seals off the affected tooth and helps prevent the risk of another infection.
Benefits Of Saving a Natural Tooth
It is best to save your natural teeth whenever possible. Here are some benefits to keeping your natural teeth:
- More efficient chewing
- Normal biting sensation and force
- More natural-looking smile
Contact Us Today!
Carolina Dentistry @ The Stateline is committed to providing high-quality root canal therapy. We ensure safe, professional and effective dental options to save your natural teeth.