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Root Canal Therapy

Are you experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity? It could be that you need root canal therapy. At Splendid Smiles Family Dentistry, we offer this procedure to save teeth that are infected or damaged and alleviate the discomfort you may be feeling.

Root canal therapy is a common and relatively simple procedure that involves removing the infected or damaged tissue inside the tooth, known as the pulp. The pulp is located in the root canal, which is a narrow channel that runs from the top of the tooth down to the tip of the root.

During the procedure, we will numb the area around the tooth to ensure your comfort. Then, we will carefully remove the infected or damaged tissue and clean out the root canal to remove any bacteria or debris. Finally, we will fill the root canal with a special material and seal the opening to protect the tooth.

After the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity or discomfort, but this should subside within a few days. It is important to care for the treated tooth properly by brushing and flossing as usual and avoiding hard or sticky foods.

Don't let tooth pain or sensitivity ruin your day. Contact our Jackson dental office to schedule an appointment for root canal therapy and get back to enjoying life pain-free.

Why would someone need a root canal?

 

There are several reasons why a person may need a root canal. The most common reason is a deep cavity or infection that has reached the pulp (the soft tissue inside the tooth that contains nerves and blood vessels). If left untreated, this infection can spread and cause serious damage to the tooth, leading to tooth loss.

Other reasons for needing a root canal include:

  • Trauma to the tooth, such as a chip or crack that exposes the pulp

  • Repeated dental procedures on the same tooth

  • A large filling that weakens the tooth structure and increases the risk of infection

  • A tooth that has died due to lack of blood flow (this can occur if the tooth has been damaged or the gums have receded, exposing the root)

If you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible to determine the cause and determine the appropriate treatment. In many cases, root canal therapy can save the tooth and alleviate the discomfort.

Summary

Root canal therapy is a common procedure to save teeth that are infected or damaged, involving the removal of infected or damaged tissue and cleaning of the root canal. It can alleviate tooth pain or sensitivity and is an effective way to save a tooth.
 

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