The more you know about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options that are associated with root canals, the better prepared you will be to avoid them, or to act quickly when you notice the signs. Here at Baytown Dental Center, we’re pleased to assure you of a comfortable experience if you do need to get our root canal 32405.
The causes can be summed up as anything that opens up a path for bacteria to get beyond your tooth’s natural defenses and result in an infection. The protective layers around your tooth act as barriers to protect it. However, a large cavity, deep filling, or a chipped or cracked tooth change that situation. In addition, sometimes the cause is not an infection, but damage to the inner part of your tooth. Dental trauma, such as that due to an accident or injury are typically to blame. The most common symptom of needing our root canal 32405 is pain, which can become severe. You may notice that it’s worse when you chew or you apply pressure to the tooth. Additionally, it’s likely that you will experience sensitivity to hot and cold items. Less frequently, tooth discoloration or gum tenderness are present. Treatment options amount to two. The most effective of them is our root canal 32405. It involves removing the infected tissue and nerve, and then cleaning and sealing off the canals to prevent future infection. The other option is extracting the tooth, which should only be utilized as a last resort. Losing the tooth means an incomplete smile. Also, your teeth may shift, and your jaws can become misaligned.
Reach out to us immediately when you suffer with tooth pain or any of the other symptoms that are listed above. With prompt treatment, your tooth can be saved. And just as important, you will be freed from the discomfort you’re suffering with.