Root Canal Treatment
A root canal treatment (also known as endodontic therapy) is used to save a tooth that is decayed, injured or cracked in such a way that the pulp (a tooth’s inner portion consisting of the nerve tissue) gets damaged. If left untreated, a root canal infection could cause tooth abscesses and even tooth loss in extreme cases.
Root canal therapy encompasses removing the infected pulp and the tooth nerve and cleaning, medicating and sealing the tooth’s inner chamber. A dental restoration such as a crown may be placed over the treated tooth in order to protect and strengthen it. The procedure begins by taking an X-Ray of the teeth to determine the extent of the infection. A treatment plan is prepared accordingly. Before starting the treatment, local anesthesia is administered and a protective sheet is placed over the tooth being treated in order to isolate it from the rest of the teeth. The dentist will then make an opening at the top of the tooth to remove the infected pulp and nerves from inside and then clean and flush the area thoroughly. The canal is then filled with a material called gutta percha and a temporary restoration is placed. Once the area has healed, a permanent crown is placed and the temporary one is removed.
Symptoms of a root canal infection:
- Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold foods
- Pain and discoloration in the tooth or gum
- Tenderness in the tooth upon touching
- Drainage of pus in the mouth
- A tooth abscess
- Swelling or tenderness of the lymph nodes under the jaw
Are you experiencing any of the above symptoms? If yes, then schedule a consultation at Dental Crown in an Hour and let our expert dentists restore your oral health in the best possible way. We are located at:
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Naples: 9960 Business Circle Unit # 14 Naples, FL 34112 (239) 330-3842
Fort Myers: 16960 Alico Mission Way Ste 100-101 Fort Myers, FL 33908 (239) 322-3473