Root Canal Therapy
Deep tooth infections can result in pain and discomfort. They can also put affected teeth at risk for loss without general dental care. If you have severe tooth pain, there may be an infection present. Our dental team at Laguna West Dental Care offers root canal therapy that removes diseased tooth material, relieving pain and preventing the loss of your tooth.
Teeth are comprised of layers. The outer enamel protects the softer dentin that surrounds the inner roots of the teeth. When decay or bacteria penetrate the outer enamel and reach the inner pulp of the tooth, the inner roots can become infected. Inflammation can cause pain when it irritates the tooth nerves, and if left untreated, the tooth can die. Root canal therapy is often the only option to save a tooth once it becomes painfully infected, removing the diseased or infected material inside the tooth.
Root Canals Offer Pain Relief for Infected Teeth!
To stop infected tooth pain, a root canal procedure is used to remove the diseased pulp and disinfect the interior of tooth roots. During a root canal, the roots are accessed through the top of the tooth, and the diseased pulp and nerves are removed. The interior of the roots are disinfected to stop the infection, then repacked with sterile material. The tooth is resealed, and a dental crown is placed over the weakened tooth to protect it from further damage. The pain is stopped, and the tooth is restored to health, preventing loss.
Root canals are often equated with tooth pain. The truth is that root canal therapy stops the pain and is the best way to save an infected tooth. Our dental team at Laguna West Dental Care ensures that patients are comfortable and experience as little discomfort as possible during root canal procedures. If you have severe tooth pain, contact us today to schedule an exam to determine whether root canal therapy or another treatment is needed.