Saving Smiles with Root Canal Procedures
In the past, a tooth with a diseased nerve often meant the inevitable loss of that tooth. However, modern dentistry has introduced a revolutionary solution – root canal treatments, which allow patients to preserve their natural teeth and their smiles.
The Purpose of a Root Canal
The nerve within a tooth serves a sensory function, providing the sensation of hot or cold. Once the tooth emerges through the gums, the nerve is no longer essential to the tooth’s health and function. When a tooth experiences a crack or deep cavity, harmful bacteria can infiltrate the pulp tissue, leading to an infection inside the tooth. Left untreated, this can result in an abscess and cause pain, swelling, and even damage to your jawbones. Root canal treatment becomes crucial to remove the infected tissue, safeguard your overall health, and prevent the need for tooth extraction.
While not always painful, teeth requiring root canal therapy may exhibit specific signs. These include:
- Severe toothaches
- Pain when chewing or applying pressure
- Prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- A dark discoloration of the tooth
- Swelling and tenderness in the adjacent gums
Root canal treatments typically involve one to three office visits. During the procedure, the dentist will remove the affected tissue and thoroughly clean and seal the interior of the tooth to prevent further infection. Finally, the tooth is filled with dental composite to restore its structure.
Preserve Your Smile with Expert Root Canal Treatment
At Angus Dentistry, our skilled team prioritizes your comfort and ensures a seamless root canal procedure. We understand the importance of preserving your natural teeth, as they contribute to your overall oral health and confidence. Don't let a diseased tooth jeopardize your smile – contact Angus Dentistry today to explore the possibilities of a root canal treatment and enjoy a lifetime of healthy, beautiful teeth.