When a tooth develops a cavity, a filling helps. But what if a tooth is infected? To prevent tooth loss and stop discomfort, you need care for the interior of your tooth. Which is why an endodontic procedure known as a root canal could be necessary! At our endodontic office in Baton Rouge, LA, our team can provide root canal therapy.
The Risks of Dental Infection
A dental infection develops when harmful oral bacteria reach the inner pulp, the collection of tissues at the center of each tooth. An untreated cavity could allow this to happen, or the issue could arise due to injured teeth or teeth grinding. You could experience pain when you eat, tooth sensitivity or toothaches, facial and jaw pain, or swelling near the tooth. Lack of treatment could mean the infection continues to grow in severity until it can spread to other teeth. Your tooth could require extraction or simply falls out at this stage. But by treating the infection with a root canal, we can preserve your smile!
Ensuring a Comfortable Experience
We want to make sure your root canal treatment is a comfortable experience. Our team will take detailed digital x-rays of your smile to assess the position and extent of your infection, so we can offer the treatment with precision and accuracy. Our team also offers a local anesthetic to keep you comfortable and can discuss sedation options, so you enter a calm and relaxed state with little to no memory of the procedure afterward. The calming agents we choose will depend on factors like your age and anxiety levels.
The Treatment Process
Once we’ve planned the procedure in detail and numbed the area being treated, we will move forward with the procedure. Our team will open the tooth to access and remove the infected and inflamed pulp. We then clean the interior of your infected tooth thoroughly. We then fill the tooth with gutta percha, and cap it with a custom crown. We take care to ensure the crown fits comfortably and offers a lifelike appearance.
If you have any questions about how we tackle your painful infections with a root canal, or if you have an aching tooth that needs attention, then please contact our team today! You deserve a healthy and whole smile.
Ask Your Endodontist In Baton Rouge, LA About Saving Your Teeth
We want to prevent infection from causing major discomfort and tooth loss, which is why we offer endodontic treatment. For more information on our approach to endodontic care, give us a call at Root Canal Specialists of Baton Rouge at (225)766-3061, with locations in both Baton Rouge and Denham Springs, LA!