A Root Canal Prevents Tooth Loss

A Root Canal Prevents Tooth Loss

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When a tooth develops a dental infection, treatment is needed to avoid the risk of tooth loss and the spread of infection to other parts of the smile. With an endodontic treatment known as a root canal, we can safeguard your smile.  Our Dallas, TX holistic dental office provides root canal therapy to preserve your smile!

How Infected Teeth Leads to Tooth Loss

An infected tooth means that harmful oral bacteria have made contact with the inner pulp, the living tissues that keep your tooth functional and healthy. This could occur when a cavity is untreated, growing and spreading throughout the tooth. You could also develop one due to severe damage, like a crack or chip, or even due to teeth grinding compromising the tooth structure. When the infection occurs, you could experience painful aches and sensitivity, especially when you eat or bite down. Swelling near the tooth is common too, as is a discharge from the tooth or pain in the jaw and face. Don’t ignore these symptoms, as the infection could spread to other teeth or cause the tooth to become lost or require extraction. A root canal can prevent this!

Keeping You Comfortable

When you have persistent pain in your tooth, let us know. We will examine it with digital x-rays, which use a fraction of the radiation and provide detailed images chairside instantly, so we can offer a diagnosis right away. If we discover an infection that needs treatment, then our team will plan it in detail and also administer a local numbing to the tooth to keep you comfortable. Next, our team will discuss sedation if you have anxiety, so you can remain calm and comfortable during your endodontic treatment.

The Root Canal Procedure

The root canal procedure begins with our team opening the tooth so we can access the inner tissues and remove them. We then clean the inside of the tooth thoroughly. A special restorative material is added to the interior of your tooth, and cured. The last step is to place the crown, which protects the tooth from further decay or infection, and from injury. The restoration will be custom-made to ensure a more lifelike appearance. If you have any questions about how we diagnose and treat dental infection with root canals and a crown, or if you have pain in a tooth, then please reach out to our team today to learn more.

Schedule Your Endodontic Visit in Far North Dallas With Kozlow & Rowell!

We want to offer a long-lasting and effective solution to your infected tooth with an endodontic procedure. To learn more about endodontic treatment or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at your local Dallas, TX cosmetic dentists at (972) 458-2464.