Eliminate the Pain with a Root Canal
The pulp is the part of the tooth that contains the nerves and soft tissues. When the pulp becomes infected because of decay or physical trauma, it can cause intense pain. A damaged or dead pulp means increased blood flow without a way to release the pressure that builds inside the tooth. If you feel pain frequently when chewing or biting, or increased sensitivity to hot or cold foods, you should see Dr. Tang. He can determine whether or not you are in need of a root canal. In a root canal procedure, Dr. Tang will remove the pulp from the tooth, eliminating the pain that you are experiencing.
All About Root Canals
Unfortunately, your tooth cannot heal its pulp by itself. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the bones and structures around the teeth. Your teeth may deteriorate or fall out, causing problems like crooked teeth or a bad bite. A root canal allows you to maintain your natural teeth without having to worry about these complications. A root canal will leave your tooth functioning properly and comfortably, even after serious decay.
During a root canal procedure, your dentist will drill a small hole in the tooth. He will clean out the infected pulp and reshape the canal. He will clean out the inside of the tooth and fill it with a rubbery material to prevent future contamination. He will seal the tooth with a crown that will strengthen it and improve its aesthetic.
A root canal with Tang Dental will alleviate the discomfort and toothaches caused by a damaged pulp, and ward off future problems like missing teeth, a crooked smile, and bone deterioration. You can save your tooth and your smile by giving us a call today to schedule an appointment.