Does your tooth hurt? If you have consistent pain, as well as swelling or aches when eating, then you may have a serious cavity or a dental infection. Don’t let an infected tooth ruin your holiday, talk to your Independence, MO, dentist about root canal therapy!
Causes of Dental Infections
An infection occurs when harmful bacteria reaches the inner pulp, the nerve center of your tooth that oversees the flow of blood and nutrients to and from the tooth. Advanced tooth decay or injury, such as cracks or chips, could allow the pulp to be exposed to bacteria. People often report swelling near the tooth, pain when biting down or chewing, fever, a discharge from the tooth, and toothaches. If one or more of these potential symptoms sounds familiar, then contact our team for a diagnosis.
The Root Canal Process
After administering a local anesthetic, we will open the tooth and remove the infected tissue. We then clean the interior of the tooth and apply a restorative filling material. After the material cures, we cap the tooth with a custom-made dental crown. The treatment helps stop discomfort and protect the tooth from further cases of decay and infection. Treating an infected tooth is crucial for preventing tooth loss and stopping the infection from reaching surrounding teeth.
A Natural Looking Repair
Don’t worry, your tooth will look completely natural once the procedure is done. We create crowns using lifelike materials, such as ceramic. As a result, we provide patients with a powerful restoration that blends seamlessly with their smile. If you have any questions about root canal therapy, or if you have serious pain in your smile, then contact our team today. Let’s enjoy the holiday season and New Year with a comfortable, healthy smile!
Do You Have Pain in Your Smile?
We can restore your smile’s health and appearance with endodontics. For more information, schedule a consultation by contacting Independence Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in Independence, MO, today at 816-350-0808. We also proudly serve patients who live in Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Kansas City, Grain Valley, Liberty, and all surrounding communities.