Infections and decay may result in needing a root canal. Here’s what you should know.
Every day, around 41,000 root canal treatments are performed in the US, eliminating toothaches and preventing the need for tooth extractions. Despite what you might have heard, a root canal can help you maintain your own natural teeth when problems like decay and infection set in. If our Evans, GA, dentists Dr. Scott Wingard and Dr. Caleb Morris have told you that you need a root canal, it’s important not to ignore the problem. After all, an infected dental pulp will not heal itself.
A root canal can help with,
One of the main problems that bring people into our office is tooth pain. Sometimes the cause is an infected dental pulp, which lies inside the tooth. When the pulp becomes infected or irritated this can lead to some pretty nasty pain. This is when our Evans, Ga, dentists can perform a root canal to remove the infected pulp and get rid of the source of your pain.
Stopping Infection in its Tracks
The purpose of root canal therapy is to remove bacteria from inside the tooth to prevent the infection from spreading into the roots, along with the jawbone and teeth. This is why it’s so important that you get a root canal when it’s recommended. Putting it off could mean facing tooth loss or a severe bone infection.
Preserving the Natural Tooth
Whenever possible, our dental team recommends the most conservative treatment possible, which means performing a root canal over extracting the tooth. An extraction can leave a gap in your smile, which you will need to replace with a false tooth. This can take a lot of time and money to replace, and even the very best tooth replacements are still no match for natural teeth.
Improving Your Oral Health
Getting root canal therapy or any restorative dentistry can help to preserve what’s left of your natural teeth and also prevent further damage and deterioration to your oral health. Here at Summerville Dentistry, we take great pride in providing you and your family with the dental services you need to protect your smile and maintain optimal oral health.
Whether you have questions about getting a root canal from our Evans, GA, dental team, or you are dealing with symptoms of an infected pulp, know that we are here to provide you with the immediate dental care you need. Call Summerville Dentistry today at our Augusta or Evans, GA, practice by calling (706) 738-4723 or (706) 250-2998.