The Warning Signs Of An Infected Tooth

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When a tooth develops severe tooth decay or a dental infection, then treatment is crucial for avoiding painful symptoms and the eventual loss of your tooth. Our team can offer endodontic care to address these issues comfortably and effectively. Your neighborhood endodontist at Root Canal Specialists of Baton Rouge, LA, can help you receive the endodontic care you need to keep your smile whole.

The Causes of an Infected Tooth

A tooth becomes infected once harmful oral bacteria reach the inner pulp, the nerve center at the center of your tooth. Typically, this is protected by the surrounding dentin and the outer enamel, but a severe injury or an advanced cavity could allow decay to spread and make contact with your pulp. When the infection develops, you need treatment because as it grows in severity. You risk losing the tooth or require extraction to protect surrounding teeth.

Common Warning Signs of an Infection

Warning signs vary, but include daily discomfort that doesn’t subside but grows in severity with time., For example you could develop tooth sensitivity when you eat or drink, or a toothache that doesn’t abate. You could eventually experience pain when you bite down or chew, swelling near the tooth, or aches in your jaw and face. Don’t ignore these symptoms, contact our team right away. With advanced imaging technology, we will conduct a diagnosis to assess the cause and severity of your infection, so we can plan treatment with precision and accuracy. With endodontic treatment, we can address issues in the interior of your tooth and prevent the loss of your tooth, so your smile remains whole and healthy.

The Root Canal Procedure

When the time comes for treatment, we will first numb the area being treated and may also discuss sedation for patients with anxiety. Once you’re comfortable, we will open the tooth to remove the tissues. We then clean the interior of the tooth and add a special restorative filling material. Finally, we cap the tooth with a crown, which completes the root canal process. The treatment helps prevent further discomfort, and protects the tooth from further decay or reinfection. Our team also takes time to ensure the crown we use is lifelike in appearance and blends with your smile, so your results look natural.

If you have any questions about endodontic treatments, such as root canal therapy, then contact our team today.

Learn More About Endodontic Treatment Today!

We would like to help you avoid the risk of tooth loss and discomfort. To find out more about how we diagnose and treat severe decay or infection, speak with our team at Root Canal Specialists of Baton Rouge at (225) 766-3061, at one of our locations in both Baton Rouge and Denham Springs, LA!