When Dental Trouble Requires A Root Canal

At our Greenville, TX dentist’s office, we take care to treat problems with poor oral health promptly. At a regular dental evaluation, you can receive a warning about tooth decay before the problem starts to cause you any pain or sensitivity, which means we can save more of your enamel from harm. However, when you go without these exams, you can experience the problems associated with more significant decay. When this happens, you may find that you need a root canal. This procedure becomes necessary when decay leads to the infiltration of bacteria into your pulp, the inner chamber of your tooth where living tissues are housed. Beyond just removing bacteria and infected tissues in this space, we can restore your tooth with a crown after treatment to keep it safe from further harm.

Cavities Can Lead To Painful Tooth Infections

When cavities form, they cause irreversible harm to your tooth structure. The longer it takes for the problem to be spotted and treated, the more likely it is that there will be complications. Eventually, bacteria can make their way through your enamel and dentin to access the living tissues housed within the tooth structure. The problem becomes more difficult to overlook at this point, as it can cause you significant discomfort. Once this occurs, the right restorative dental work will include root canal therapy, which removes bacteria and infected tissues so that the spread of decay stops.

Arranging Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy makes it necessary for your dentist to access the space within your tooth structure. We can work with you to make this more comfortable, with dental sedation available to help you remain at ease. By removing bacteria and infected tissues, we can stop an infection from spreading further and leading to problems that make a tooth extraction necessary! Once the threat is resolved, we can seal the pulp and prepare you to receive a dental crown that will protect your tooth.

What Happens After A Root Canal Is Performed?

After root canal therapy takes place, it will be necessary for us to restore your tooth with a dental crown. The good news is that a crown will provide long-term coverage that lets you retain the ability to put bite pressure on the tooth, and it can also preserve your smile. Careful measurements of your tooth are used to ensure that your restoration will be the right shape and size to preserve your appearance.

Talk To Your Greenville, TX Dentist About Root Canal Therapy!

Root canal therapy puts a stop to a potentially serious threat to your oral health, as it can save an infected tooth and stop problems with pain and sensitivity. If you would like to learn more about how this service can benefit you, contact your Greenville, TX, dentist, Dr. Smith, at 903-455-5750.