Recognizing The Need For Root Canal Therapy

woman ready for smile care root canal therapy conceptDuring a typical dental review, a dentist can identify signs of decay that call for treatment before a toothache or any other warning of poor health affects a patient. The good news is that when a problem is caught in time, the work involved in treating a vulnerable tooth is reduced. While many cavities and minor injuries are caught early, some problems progress to the point where they require more advanced care. Our endodontic treatment offices in Baton Rouge and Denham Springs provide these more involved services. Root canal therapy is a treatment that addresses trouble within the pulp, the tooth’s central chamber. Through this work, your endodontist can restore your well-being when you experience problems with an infection stemming from decay or physical trauma.

When Poor Tooth Health Requires Endodontic Treatment

Problems with decay and physical trauma can put your tooth’s inner chamber, known as the pulp, at risk for problems. Endodontic trouble can be caused by a cavity. For this to happen, decay needs time to continue spreading; eventually, the harm done by oral bacteria will give unwelcome microbes access to this inner space. You can experience pain and heightened sensitivity when this occurs, and you can observe swelling of tissues surrounding the tooth. It is also possible for an infection to arise after a physical injury, particularly one that leaves a crack for bacteria to enter. When these problems occur, root canal therapy can prove effective at removing unhealthy tissues and bacteria to stop further troubles.

How Does A Root Canal Restore Your Well-Being?

During root canal treatment, your endodontist will carefully access the pulp by creating a conservative opening in the tooth structure. Through this space, they can carefully remove infected tissues and bacteria. The removal of these unwelcome microbes serves to stop the active infection and prevent the further spread through your roots, which can lead to more overall health issues. Once this work is done, the pulp is sealed, and your tooth will receive protection with the placement of a permanent dental crown.

An endodontic specialist can rely on experience and advanced technology to make sure this procedure is effective. Better experiences with care can minimize risks for complications, including complications that stem from bacteria not being fully removed from the pulp.

Our Endodontic Treatment Office Can Restore The Health Of Your Tooth Through Root Canal Therapy

Through a meeting with an endodontic treatment specialist, you can learn if your oral health issues call for root canal therapy or another involved service. If so, you can enjoy support that will fully respond to your infection and remove harmful agents so that they cannot cause any more difficulties for your well-being. If you would like to learn more about what our practice can do for you, reach our Baton Rouge or Denham Springs offices at (225) 766-3061.