Treat Infected Teeth Successfully with Root Canal Therapy
When dentists recommend root canal treatment, aka endodontic therapy, it’s generally to deal with an oral infection that’s damaged the pulp of your tooth. The pulp contains your tooth’s blood vessels and nerves. Damage to the pulp of your tooth can threaten its blood supply, which can lead to your tooth dying and needing to be extracted. Endodontic therapy helps repair and restore infected teeth to save them from extraction. You can obtain root canal treatment at Innovative Dental by Dr. A in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
The Root Canal Procedure
Tooth pain, painful chewing and swollen, tender gums are common symptoms of an oral infection. A dental evaluation by Dr. A can determine if your condition warrants root canal therapy. Root canals are performed under anesthesia to avoid pain and discomfort during treatment.
Root canal therapy entails tooth nerve removal in order to save your tooth. After numbing your tooth, Dr. A will drill a hole to gain access to and remove the diseased pulp along with infected blood vessels, tissues and nerves. We’ll then clean and disinfect the tooth chamber and canals to keep the infection from contaminating healthy teeth or spreading to other parts of your body. Once your tooth is cleansed, we’ll seal it with a special filling to protect it from future decay. Lastly, we’ll cover your tooth with a dental crown to support its weakened structure and restore your tooth’s usefulness.
Interested to know what goes on during a root canal procedure? Watch to learn more!
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Long-Term Benefits of Endodontic Therapy
Endodontic therapy has a high success rate in treating and restoring infected teeth, making it a worthwhile investment. The procedure:
- Eliminates oral infections to keep them from spreading
- Preserves your smile by saving your tooth from extraction
- Restores the health and function of your infected tooth
- Fortifies your compromised tooth with a dental crown to keep its structure intact
- Offers a practical, cost-effective means of restoring infected teeth
If you’re struggling with an infected tooth, root canal treatment from Innovative Dental by Dr. A in Philadelphia, PA can put you on the road to oral health recovery. To schedule an appointment, contact us at (215) 624-1935.