When you have an ache in one of your teeth that will not go away, this can indicate a serious bacterial infection. You should not ignore this sign, as left untreated, tooth infections can spread to other parts of your body. To prevent this possibility, let us know about your pain so we may diagnose its cause. We could perform a root canal therapy to access your tooth’s inner pulp chamber and clear the infection. By removing your decaying material, we can restore the tooth with a dental crown to restore your bite after relieving your dental pain.
At Sunny Smiles, we offer emergency dentistry services outside of your standard cleanings and exams. The pain of infection can disrupt your ability to concentrate on daily tasks, and you deserve prompt care. By learning about the benefits of root canal therapy, you can feel more at ease when undergoing this procedure.
How Bacteria Infect Your Tooth’s Pulp
Did you know that your tooth’s enamel is the hardest material in your body? When it is healthy, this outer layer protects the sensitive dentin and inner pulp chamber of your tooth from the force of your bite and bacteria that live in your mouth. But when physical injuries or advanced cases of tooth decay break down the enamel, your pulp becomes at risk for infection. This is why regular dental checkups are necessary to treat decay and repair teeth before your injuries compound.
By staying on top of your daily oral hygiene routine, you remove the sticky film plaque that builds on the surface of your teeth. Left alone, plaque produces an acidic waste product as oral bacteria feed on debris from your snacks and meals. Regular oral care can prevent the need for a root canal by preventing a break in your tooth’s enamel.
Removing A Tooth Infection
When we discover a bacterial tooth infection, we will perform a root canal to offer valuable relief. To begin, we apply a local anesthetic to numb your tooth and provide comfort during the procedure. Using special tools, we will access the pulp chamber and remove all infected material. Because this treatment permanently alters your tooth’s structure, we must seal it to prevent reinfection. A dental crown can restore your enamel’s protection and return your bite. Take care of your restored tooth by continuing to brush and floss regularly. At follow-up visits, we will inspect your crown to see that it holds steady in your smile.
TALK TO YOUR DENTIST AT SUNNY SMILES ABOUT RELIEVING YOUR DENTAL PAIN
Let us know if you have a constant toothache! If you have an infection, a root canal can relieve your pain and prevent the spread of oral bacteria. 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.