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Root Canal Treatment Spells Relief

September 19, 2018
Women suffering from toothache

During the earliest stages of tooth decay, you will likely not notice it at all. There is usually no pain and no visual signs of a problem. (This is why routine exams with your dentist are important because they are trained to spot early issues.) As tooth decay progresses, it can eventually get inside the inner chambers of your tooth. The inner pulp of a tooth houses the nerves, and at this stage, tooth decay can cause quite a bit of pain. If the tooth becomes infected or abscessed, pain can become excruciating. Root canal treatment can provide relief to a severely damaged or decayed tooth. If you have a toothache, be sure to talk to your dental team in Kansas City, MO as soon as possible.

Relieving Internal Inflammation

Root canal treatment, also known as endodontics, is the process of disinfecting the inner chamber of a tooth. Your dentist will remove any damaged or decay pieces of tooth and clear away any bacteria from the chamber and root canal. Doing so will reduce the inflammation that was causing the pain inside the tooth. If the tooth is severely infected, it may be too far gone for a root canal treatment to save it. In these cases, the tooth may need to be extracted. This makes timely treatment so important.

Restoring the Tooth

After a tooth has undergone a root canal treatment, it is vulnerable. Your dentist may need to restore the internal structures. The external structure will likely be capped with a dental crown. The crown will protect the tooth from further decay or damage. The crown will act as a normal tooth allowing your abilities to bite, speak, and chew to be restored. Depending on the type of material used to craft your customized dental crown, it will also restore your smile’s natural appearance. With advanced technology, a crown can be custom-created for you in a single visit.

A Root Canal Treatment Can Save Your Tooth

Root canal treatment can save a heavily damaged or decayed tooth. To schedule a consultation, call Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry of Kansas City, MO, today at 816-427-4018.