Having pimples in your gums, swelling, darkening, the sensitivity of the teeth when eating could be a sign of root canal infection and you may need root canal therapy.
Our teeth have three layers and the innermost one is called a pulp cavity. This chamber houses nerves and tissues that nourish the teeth. When the pulp gets infected, it causes extreme pain and discomfort. The best form of treatment for an infected pulp is endodontics in Billerica, MA.
Here are five reasons why our dentist in Billerica, MA may recommend root canal therapy:
Poor dental hygiene is a culprit for many different dental conditions including pulp infection. When plaques buildups, it may affect the gums and the teeth causing cavities. If left untreated, the infections can spread to the gums and the pulp cavity causing it to die. If you have moderate decay, the dentist may recommend a root canal treatment to remove the infected pulp.
For a long period, teeth extraction was the treatment of choice. However, with the advancement of dental technology root canal therapy is the ideal treatment. Tooth extraction leaves unsightly spaces in between your teeth that can affect your dental structure. Plus, having missing teeth can cause bone loss.
A root canal treatment preserves your teeth because it removes the infected pulps and leaves your natural teeth intact.
If the infection is unattended, it could spread to the surrounding teeth causing the teeth to weaken. Worse still, the bacteria can travel to the bloodstream triggering an inflammation.
Repeated dental treatments increase your risk of pulp damage. Several reasons may cause your teeth to require numerous dental treatments such as recurring cavities. If you have had multiple dental procedures, you may need a root canal to help preserve your teeth.
Cracks, chips, and trauma may lead to a root canal procedure. Minor chips and cracks can be fixed with a dental filling. However, for severe cracks, the dentist may perform a root canal before bonding the teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Poor hygiene, multiple dental procedures, having many canals, cracked, chipped, or damaged teeth are all factors that can affect the root canal.
You will need at least two dental visits for root canal treatment. The procedure is done in a few steps.
No. The dentist will anesthetize the gums and reduce discomfort. Dental sedation may also be used if you have dental phobia. Several options are available such as laughing gas, oral sedation, IV, and general sedation. The dentist will choose suitable dental sedation based on the severity of the procedure and the location of the tooth.
Root canal therapy is successful, but a few problems may occur. Reinfection may develop if you have multiple canals and breakdown of the crown or sealant may also cause the procedure to fail.
Waiting for too long to get a root canal therapy may lead to teeth loss. If you have bone loss or severe furcation it is too late for a root canal treatment.
Visit One Dental Care for an endodontic treatment if you have painful and swollen gums. Our dentist will examine your gums and determine the right form of dental treatment