Pain is an obvious indication that something is wrong with one or more teeth. A severe tooth infection or injury can cause intense pain, tender gums or tooth sensitivity. Caught early, most tooth infections can be treated with root canal therapy. Through professional root canal treatment, Dr. Reza N. Roodsar from Respond Dental in North York, Ontario, can repair an infected tooth and restore its usefulness to avoid having it removed.
A severely decayed or damaged tooth needs immediate treatment, not only to relieve pain but also to curtail the spread of oral infection. Left unchecked, harmful bacteria can spread to your jaw, neck or adjacent teeth, putting them at risk. The remedy for an infected tooth is root canal therapy.
Dr. Reza N. Roodsar will start with a thorough examination of your tooth to diagnose its condition. If the infection has compromised the pulp and nerves, we may recommend root canal treatment. The procedure entails drilling into the tooth to gain access to the infected pulp and nerves so they can be removed. Then we’ll cleanse the tooth chamber and canals and seal your tooth with gutta percha material to safeguard it against future infection. Lastly, we’ll crown your tooth to protect it from further damage. A dental crown will strengthen the structure of your tooth so it can continue to be used.
By becoming familiar with the signs of an oral infection, you can avoid delay in getting timely treatment. Some warning signs to look out for are:
Oral infections need prompt treatment to keep the infection from spreading. If the infection enters your bloodstream, it could lead to serious health issues. Caught quickly, a tooth infection can be successfully treated. In the process, your tooth can be repaired and restored for future use.