When the inside of a tooth becomes inflamed, it might easily lead to an infection if untreated. Millions of teeth get treated each year for tooth infections, according to the American Association of Endodentists. Treatment generally consists of a procedure called a root canal. In a root canal, a dentist will remove the inflamed and infected pulp of the tooth and thoroughly clean the area; then he or she may fill the area with a material called gutta-percha and seal it with a crown or filling. The root canal dentists at our office can help you restore your teeth to their proper health and beauty through root canals.
Benefits of Root Canals
An infected tooth can be extremely painful, and may distort your smile in a number of ways. Fortunately, a root canal procedure can result in numerous benefits, such as:
Removal of infected tooth
Reduction in pain / discomfort
Ease in chewing and swallowing
Restoration of your normal bite / sensation
Restoration of your normal smile
These benefits can make a root canal the optimal choice for dental patients suffering from an infected tooth. An experienced dentist can help you set up your own root canal procedure. Please see our FAQ page for additional information on root canals and dental implants.