When cavities form, they do irreversible harm to your tooth structure. Fortunately, you can limit how much damage occurs when you schedule treatment in time. If you fail to do this, bacteria can eventually gain access to your pulp, your tooth’s central chamber, due to the harm to your enamel. At this point, a root canal treatment will have to take place to stop the problem from growing worse. When patients experience problems with cavities that cause heightened sensitivity and pain, or notice issues like tooth discoloration or swollen surrounding tissues, it can point to a need for root canal therapy. This procedure deals with infections so that they no longer cause problems for your tooth, and so that they do not create larger issues for your oral health. Patients who count on Sunny Smiles for support can come to us when they have dental problems that suggest a root canal is needed.
A Cavity Can Become A Serious Threat To Your Tooth
If a cavity is not addressed in time, it can lead to serious consequences for your tooth, your larger oral health, potentially even your general well-being. The longer it takes you to do something about this problem, the more likely you are to experience complications like the spread of bacteria through the tooth, or damage that makes extracting it necessary. Bring up your concerns about pain, discoloration, or swelling promptly so that the matter can be addressed. When you have significant discomfort and concerns about your well-being, you can reach out to us to set up an emergency dental appointment.
Determining Whether A Root Canal Is Necessary
When you arrive for treatment, we can examine your tooth to confirm that we will need to perform a root canal. The procedure will put a stop to the spread of bacteria, and it will also provide relief for worsening discomfort. During your treatment, your dentist will carefully clear away infected tissues and harmful microbes, then seal your pulp to protect it. Once this is done, we can proceed with plans to restore your tooth with a custom dental crown.
Preventing Future Problems With Advanced Decay
One important step to take to prevent advanced decay is to regularly schedule checkups and cleanings. At these visits, you can learn about dental problems before they are serious enough to require advanced treatments. This means you are better able to prevent complications, and it also means you can preserve more of your healthy tooth structure!
Talk To Sunny Smiles About Scheduling Root Canal Therapy
When it is necessary to do so, our practice can perform root canal therapy to put a stop to worsening problems with your tooth. To find out more, or to set up an appointment with us, reach out to Sunny Smiles in El Paso, TX by calling 915-859-7000.