When you have an infected tooth, you will probably do anything to rid yourself of the pain, but tooth extraction can cause more issues inside your mouth. Root canal treatment is the last resort when it comes to saving a natural tooth. When the pulp of a tooth becomes so infected, the pulp either needs to be removed, or the tooth will have to be extracted.
Root canals can help relieve your pain by removing the infected pulp of a tooth. If you want to keep all your natural teeth, root canals are the way to do it. Our team at Sunset Dental Care provides this treatment for patients of many ages. We have the proper tools to help safely save the tooth from extraction. We also can provide education about root canal treatment to patients who could benefit from them. If you want to know if a root canal is right for you, contact our dental office and we can discuss your oral health options.
What Is Root Canal Treatment?
Root canals fall under the umbrella of endodontics, which is a branch of dentistry that deals with infections and diseases of the tooth pulp. Before the introduction of root canals, teeth were just extracted from the mouth when they became infected. The soft tissue inside your tooth can not be removed to help reduce inflammation and keep the outside enamel intact.
The pulp of a tooth consists of blood vessels and nerves which can send signals to the brain when they are pinched, infected, or inflamed. These nerves and vessels often get infected from previous dental work and lack of oral hygiene. As the tooth is still in the jawbone, it will continue to stimulate the jaw, allowing blood to deliver nutrients to the area. Keeping the jawbone healthy will prevent your physical appearance from being altered. Without tooth roots connecting to the jawbone, it can start to shrink away, which can cause facial asymmetry.
How Your Teeth Become Infected
There are many factors, including genetics, that can cause your teeth to become infected. Environmental factors or changes in behavior can also cause tooth infections. Here are some reasons your tooth pulp could become infected:
- Untreated cavities
- Not brushing or flossing regularly
- Tooth abscess
- Deep tooth grooves
- Poor diet
- Medication changes
- Diet changes or allergies
Benefits Of Getting Root Canal Treatment
After you have a root canal treatment you will see multiple benefits for your oral health. Going to a qualified dentist for your root canal treatment will help you achieve better teeth and a longer-lasting smile.
One of the biggest benefits of having a root canal is to improve your chewing and biting. Root canals will take the pain out of talking and eating by removing the infected pulp. If you are experiencing pain while chewing, drinking, or talking, you could benefit from dental procedures like a root canal.
Root canal treatment can also help you maintain a natural appearance. Avoiding extraction will make your face shape stay symmetrical and keep your entire jawbone intact. All dental procedures will help bring you better health in the coming years.
Treatment From Our Dentist At Sunset Dental
Our team at Sunset Dental offers care for patients of all ages and backgrounds. We are committed to serving the patients of the Sunset, UT area and surrounding areas. We never perform a dental procedure unless it is completely necessary to your health. Dental procedures can be stressful and expensive, so we limit unnecessary stress for patients who visit our office.
Whether you need a root canal, wisdom teeth extraction, dental crowns, or protective mouthguards, our dental team can help improve your oral health. Sunset Dental takes most major insurances and is taking new patients most times of the year. This is because we want to help you have the best oral health possible and feel confident in your smile.