At one point or another, most of us encounter the presence of a cavity in one or more teeth.
This is when cavity repair becomes necessary to avoid the continuous growth into a larger cavity. If disregarded, and the cavity becomes large enough that it reaches the nerve of the tooth, a cavity repair will not be good enough, you will need to visit our root canal specialist.
The good news is that millions of teeth are treated and saved each year through root canal procedures, relieving pain and making the teeth healthy again. Inside your tooth, there is a soft tissue called pulp. This tissue is a canal which contains blood vessels and nerves, which help grow the root of your tooth. When you undergo a root canal treatment, the inside of the tooth will be carefully disinfected after the complete removal of the inflamed or infected pulp.
The final step is the restorative phase, where your dentist will restore the tooth with a crown. The crown’s main purpose is protection and will continue to function like any other tooth. Saving the natural tooth with root canal treatment has many advantages:
- Efficient chewing
- Normal biting force and sensation
- Natural appearance
- Protects teeth from excessive wear or strain
Modern day root canal treatment is nothing like the old sayings! It is very similar to a routine filling and can usually be completed in one to two visits. Getting root canal therapy is relatively painless and extremely effective. You will be back to smiling and chewing in no time. If the need arises, our dentists can provide emergency abscess treatment and emergency root canal treatment. An abscess is inflammation usually formed at the root of the tooth due to infection. If not treated in time, abscesses can become more inflamed and major complications could occur during tooth repair. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, call us today. When you need an emergency root canal treatment, we will take care of you and get you feeling like yourself again!