Saving Your Tooth With Root Canal Therapy

Saving Your Tooth With Root Canal TherapyTooth decay is continues to get worse and worse without treatment. Detected by your dentist early enough, tooth decay can be reversed in the earliest stages. Once the decay has formed a cavity in the enamel of your tooth, a filling may be needed to clear out the decay and repair the tooth. If the tooth is left untreated, the decay will go deeper within the tooth until it causes a toothache. At this point, the inner pulp and roots can be infected and inflamed, and root canal therapy may be necessary. Root canal therapy can sometimes be the last chance to rescue a tooth from being pulled. Without a root canal, an infection of the tooth could enter the bloodstream to cause problems for other parts of the body. An extraction of the tooth may be needed to stop harm to your health. 

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Your dentist will numb the surrounding area of the infected tooth with local anesthesia. Using very small tools, a small entry into the tooth will be created to allow access to the inner pulp. Your dentist will clean away any infection fully disinfecting the tooth, and remove any damaged tooth or diseased pulp. An antiseptic solution may be used to disinfect the tooth. Once the tooth is fully clean, your dentist may restore the inner canals which may have been inflamed from the infection or decay. A crown may be permanently put on the tooth to protect it from damage and to restore it’s ability to chew and bite.

What If You Skip It?

Root canal therapy can relieve a toothache. It is often less painful than the pain caused by the toothache. However, if you decide to skip it, you may find yourself in even worse pain. An abscessed tooth is a serious infection deep within your tooth. Without treatment, the infection can enter your bloodstream to cause infection in other areas of your body. In rare cases, it can be life-threatening. If an infection becomes too severe, root canal therapy will no longer be a viable option and the tooth may need to be extracted.

Root canal therapy can relieve a toothache

Root canal therapy can save your tooth from a necessary extraction. To schedule a consultation with 7 Day Dental, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.