A Root Canal Can Remove Your Tooth Infection

Woman with sore tooth

If you wake up with serious pain in one of your teeth, you should call your dentist right away. This is a common symptom of dental infections that left alone, can spread to other parts of your body. By receiving restorative therapy to remove bacterial deposits from within your tooth, you can find desirable relief. Failing to address this condition on time could lead to losing the entire tooth. For these reasons, please let us know whenever you have a toothache that does not go away after a day.

At Sunny Smiles, we can help preserve your infected tooth by offering root canal therapy to clear your inner pulp chamber. Because this treatment permanently alters the surface of your tooth, we will place a dental crown to replace the surface seal and restore the function of your bite. By seeking treatment promptly, you can cure your infection and save your tooth from needing an extraction.

When Oral Bacteria Infect Your Tooth

When a tooth is healthy, its outer enamel layer protects the sensitive insides from the bacteria within your mouth. This means that a tooth infection is preceded by a break in your tooth’s surface. For this reason, you should seek restorative care for your tooth whenever you receive a physical injury that leaves a permanent chip. While it may seem minor, failing to repair your tooth can lead to severe pain.

Poor oral hygiene can also lead to bacteria entering the inner chamber of your tooth. When you neglect to visit the dentist for routine cleanings, cavities can build that expose the inner dentin of your tooth. With a preventive attitude, you may otherwise detect decay before experiencing a painful infection. This is why it is so important to receive your exams.

Performing Your Root Canal

When you visit our office with symptoms of an infection, we will inspect your mouth to determine if root canal therapy can relieve your pain. We will apply a local anesthetic to numb your tooth before continuing the procedure. We then enter the inside of your tooth using special tools and clean the chamber thoroughly. By removing the bacterial infection, your inflammatory response should end soon. To finish your treatment, we place a dental crown to protect your tooth from future reinfection. At subsequent visits, we will inspect the status of your tooth to see that it remains healthy.


Please do not ignore a consistent toothache. With endodontic care, we can remove an infection and prevent the loss of your tooth. If you would like to learn more about how we can help treat this condition,  contact your Sunny Smiles location on N Zaragoza Rd in El Paso, TX at (915) 849-9000.