There are many possible causes of a chipped tooth. Opening packages with your teeth, biting down on hard foods or objects and facial trauma can chip teeth. Whatever the cause, a chipped tooth can bring discomfort and make your teeth less appealing. Fixing a chipped tooth when you first notice it can prevent further problems.…
Can Root Canal Therapy Save My Tooth?
Looking into your root canal therapy options? According to the American Association of Endodontics, when possible, you should always consider treatments to save your teeth.
While it may seem easier to just extract one or more of your teeth that are causing problems, when one of your natural teeth are extracted from your mouth, you cannot just leave an empty space. Instead, you will need to choose a tooth replacement option. Rather than extracting your tooth and then filling the empty space with a denture or dental implant, the ideal solution is for you to do whatever possible to save the natural tooth in jeopardy.
What does root canal therapy mean?
When a tooth is so jeopardized that the inside of the tooth becomes infected, it is necessary for a dental professional to remove the infection in order to save the tooth. Once all the infection is removed and the area is completely disinfected, the tooth will be filled with a special dental material. Now the tooth is once again able to function properly.
Why would someone need root canal therapy?
Common reasons someone would need to have a root canal performed are because there is a lot of decay in the tooth, there have been multiple procedures performed on the tooth and it is now weak, faulty crowns or even having a chip or small crack in the tooth. Signs that a root canal is necessary include experiencing pain when eating or when any type of pressure is placed on the tooth in question.
How painful is a root canal?
Many people will avoid making an appointment with their dentist because they believe that a root canal is going to be very painful. What they need to understand is that the infection is more painful than the root canal procedure, which will actually alleviate pain because the infection will be gone. It is also important for those who are looking into their root canal therapy options to discuss the anesthetic options available to them before having the procedure done with the dental professional.
Do you currently have a tooth in jeopardy?
Thinking you need to make an appointment for root canal therapy? If yes, simply call us right now, and let us know a good time for you to come in so we can get you scheduled in.
The sooner you seek professional dental assistance, the better. The longer you wait to address your jeopardized tooth, the higher the chance it will need to be extracted. We are here for you, so hope to hear from you when you need us!
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