Root infections, also known as root canal infections, happen when bacteria invade the pulp of a tooth, leading to inflammation and potential damage to the tooth structure. Prompt treatment is essential to prevent the spread of infection and alleviate pain. Here’s a brief overview of our treatments for root infections:
In some cases, if the infection is severe or the tooth is extensively damaged, extraction of the tooth may be necessary. However, whenever possible, our dentists strive to preserve natural teeth through root canal therapy.
Specific treatments depend on the individual case. Call us to consult with one of our qualified dentists with a qualified dentist who can provide a proper diagnosis and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan for a root infection.
A root infection, also known as a root canal infection, is an infection that occurs inside the root canal of a tooth. It is caused by bacteria penetrating the tooth’s pulp, often due to deep decay or trauma.
Common symptoms of a root infection include severe toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, swelling of the face or gums, and a persistent pimple-like bump on the gum near the affected tooth.
Root infection treatment typically involves a root canal procedure. The dentist removes the infected pulp, cleans and disinfects the root canal, and seals it to prevent further infection.
Leaving a root infection untreated can lead to severe pain, abscess formation, and potential tooth loss. Seeking prompt treatment is essential to save the tooth and prevent complications.
Root infection treatment is performed under local anesthesia, so you should not feel pain during the procedure. Afterward, you may experience mild discomfort, but it can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers.
In some cases, a root infection can reoccur if all the infected tissue was not completely removed during the initial root canal. Regular dental check-ups can help detect any potential issues early.
Don’t wait any longer. Contact us today to set you your appointment. Our dental professionals are ready to assist you.