Save A Diseased Or Damaged Tooth With Root Canal Therapy

Our dentist at Woodland Lakes Dental is an experienced professional who can provide effective root canal therapy for patients in need. Root canal procedures have had a reputation for being painful, but in reality, what they do is relieve the pain of an injured or diseased tooth. At Woodland Lakes Dental, we work diligently to ensure your utmost comfort before, during, and after the treatment.

Root canal therapy is a necessary treatment and intervention used to prevent a tooth from dying and needing to be extracted and replaced. Extractions can result in a loss of ability to chew, reduced confidence, and the bone loss that ages your appearance. Plus, replacing a lost tooth is generally more costly than saving one.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is a treatment used when the interior of a tooth root, known as the pulp, becomes infected. Untreated infection that is allowed to fester can cause serious degradation of the health of not only the tooth, but of the gums and entire mouth as well. Thus, addressing pulp infections quickly and thoroughly is of the utmost importance.

A root canal is a type of endodontic procedure that works by creating an opening in the crown of the tooth in order to insert thin instruments designed to remove the nerves, infection, and damage within the pulp. After the pulp has been thoroughly cleaned, it is then filled with a solid material.

Causes and Symptoms of an Infected Pulp

The key to a successful root canal is catching the infection before it becomes too severe. Aside from regular visits to your dentist, it is important to be aware of the causes and symptoms of an infected pulp. This way, we are able to intervene on behalf of your dental health before the infection progresses too much.

Causes of an infected pulp can include:

  • Deep and untreated cavities
  • Injury or damage to the tooth
  • Abscesses or other infections

When keeping an eye out for an infected pulp, the key symptoms to watch for are bad breath coming from a damaged tooth, toothaches, tooth and gum sensitivity, inflammation, and redness.

For more information on Woodland Lakes Dental’s root canal therapy, contact us to schedule a consultation today!