No one enjoys hearing that they need a root canal to fix their most recent oral health problems. However, root canals serve a purpose in dentistry and are one of the most effective ways to preserve your natural tooth.
Unwanted bacteria in any location can cause serious health issues. This is especially true if that bacteria is found in the roots of your tooth. The primary purpose of root canals is to eliminate this harmful bacteria from the root of your tooth. Doing so allows us to quickly prevent a re-occurrence of infection to that tooth or spread of infection to neighboring teeth.
By performing a root canal, we are able to save your natural tooth, preserving your beautiful smile. So, how exactly do we eliminate the bacteria from the roots of your tooth? During the root canal procedure, we remove the infected or inflamed pulp that is located inside your tooth. This allows us to carefully clean and disinfect the inside structure of your tooth. Once this is complete, we fill and seal the tooth.
Although this process may seem daunting, modern dental techniques have simplified the root canal process. Today, this process is quite similar to getting a traditional filling.
There are several reasons why bacteria may have entered the root of a tooth. Root Canal patients at Magnolia Family Dental Care have often suffered from serious damage or decay to a tooth. This can occur from an injury, a large cavity, poor dental work, or even genetics!
One of the most common symptoms of infected or inflamed roots is extreme tooth sensitivity, especially to heat or cold. Some of the other symptoms may include: pain while biting or chewing, a cracked tooth, swollen gums, other signs of decay or disease.
The experienced team at Magnolia Family Dental Care can easily assess whether you would benefit from the root canal procedure. Our goal is always to preserve your natural smile. In situations where infection is involved, a root canal is often the most effective way of doing this.
There are many benefits that are experienced after a root canal. Eliminating bacteria in the roots of your teeth allows you to return to your daily habits free of pain. Root canals can restore full function to your mouth, allowing you to enjoy both hot and cold substances without sensitivity.
In addition to these benefits, root canals allow you to preserve your natural tooth, eliminating the need for fixtures such as bridges, crowns, or dentures. This procedure also protects your healthy teeth from the potential of infection.
Although a root canal may seem like a daunting procedure, our team of dental experts works hard to eliminate the pain and discomfort often associated with a root canal. We work hard to provide a quick and easy recovery process, allowing you to return to your daily routine with a healthy smile.
If you are experiencing any of the common symptoms of root infection listed above, or other types of pain and discomfort, please contact our team! Pain and extreme sensitivity in your teeth or gums are not normal and can often be corrected with common dental procedures such as a root canal.
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