A Root Canal Relieves Your Tooth Infection

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If you develop a toothache that will not go away after a day or so, seek professional treatment right away. This symptom may indicate a dangerous infection that risks spreading to other parts of your body. Tooth infections result from bacterial deposits that take hold in the pulp chamber. When these deposits enter your bloodstream, they spread the infection systemically. This means that any injury that exposes the inside of your tooth to oral bacteria creates the risk of infection. Therefore we ask that you report any chip or crack to a tooth, no matter how superficial it may appear. We will inspect all injuries and determine the proper procedure for maintaining your oral health.

At Sunny Smiles Family Dentistry, we understand how disruptive a toothache can be to your life. The simplest activities become impossible to concentrate upon until you receive relief. That is why we offer emergency services outside of your standard checkup schedule to examine any sudden concerns. If we detect foreign material in your tooth’s inner chamber, we will perform a root canal right away to clean and restore your injury. Because this procedure permanently alters the tooth’s outer structure, we will discuss restorative treatment with a dental crown to return your tooth’s shape and function afterward.

When Bacteria Enter The Inside Of Your Tooth

When a tooth is healthy, its outer enamel layer takes hundreds of pounds of pressure from your bite with ease. This strongest material in the human body protects the sensitive inner portions of the tooth from physical injury as well as the thousands of strains of bacteria that live in the mouth. With proper brushing, flossing, and professional cleanings, you preserve your enamel and prevent decay and infection. However, any physical or chemical injury that breaks your enamel’s seal exposes your tooth chamber to the possibility of disease. If you wake up with a sudden toothache, contact our office to examine it for signs of bacterial infection.

Receiving A Root Canal

Using advanced imaging techniques, we will scan your oral structure to discover if foreign material infects your tooth’s pulp. When necessary, we will perform a root canal procedure that clears all foreign and decaying material from inside. To enhance your comfort during treatment, we apply a local anesthetic that numbs any pain in your problem tooth. In conjunction with your root canal, we will design and place a dental crown that restores the entire visible portion of your tooth. This restores your bite’s function and reduces the possibility of future reinfection by sealing the healthy portion of your tooth from your oral bacteria.


To find out more about how we can treat your pain from a dental infection,  contact your Sunny Smiles location on N Zaragoza Rd in El Paso, TX at (915) 849-9000.