A Root Canal Treatment Resolves Tooth Pain
Teeth can become damaged due to a number of factors. While much of this damage can be resolved with more typical forms of dental care, such as fillings, when the decay reaches the sensitive nerves inside your tooth, root canal treatment may become a necessity. At Rockledge Dentistry, we provide this dental treatment, alongside all of our other dental services, to help you restore your smile and experience less tooth pain. While a root canal isn’t pleasant, the benefits often far outweigh the discomfort you may experience for a short period of time.
Get to the Root of the Problem
Many cavities can be dealt with from the outside of the tooth. However, when they go deeper than the surface, there is a risk it will affect the nerve endings found inside or the pulp surrounding the nerves may become infected. To keep this from happening, our dentist will perform a root canal treatment that will resolve the problem at its heart. This will involve drilling into the inner cavity, removing the pulp and cleaning the cavity. Once cleaned, it is refilled and then sealed with a filling. In some cases, a crown may be used to further protect the tooth.
A Necessary Procedure
If you don’t get root canal treatment from a qualified dentist in a timely manner, you are setting yourself up for a number of additional problems. Over time, as the pulp and ultimately nerve become infected, you will experience more pain. In addition, this infection has a high chance spreading into your bloodstream and spread to other areas of your body. Therefore, it is best to get the right dental care, including a root canal, to ensure you protect your overall health and well-being.
Our Topeka, KS, and Lawrence, KS, dentist is ready to help you get the root canal treatment you need for a healthy mouth.