We are fortunate to have the advanced dental care we have today. In the past, diseased teeth simply fell out of the mouth or were extracted. Today, we have root canal treatments to save natural teeth after infection.
You may be surprised to hear that root canal therapy is a simple procedure that eliminates pain. We offer safe and comfortable root canals. If you suspect your tooth may need attention, don’t wait until the situation progresses! Contact Center Point Dental right away.
What is the Purpose of Root Canal Treatment?
If a tooth has a crack or deep cavity, it is exposed to bacteria. When bacteria gets into the inner soft tissues and nerves of the tooth, the tooth becomes infected.
This center part of the tooth, called the pulp, is not vitally important to the existence of the tooth. The tooth can still bite and chew without the inner nerves. However, if the infected pulp is left untreated, it can cause:
- Bodily infection
- Severe pain
- Tooth loss
- Jawbone deterioration
Let’s preserve your smile by removing the pulp with a root canal treatment.
Do I Need a Root Canal?
You may be wondering what the signs and symptoms of a damaged pulp are. Not all patients know when they need a root canal, so it is important to attend regular checkups with your dentist. However, some of the indications that a root canal is needed include:
- Pain upon chewing or application of pressure
- Prolonged sensitivity or pain in response to temperature
- Dark discoloration of the tooth
- Tenderness in the gums
- Pimple-like bump on the gums
If you have any of the above symptoms, please contact us.
We promise to use advanced technology, patient comforts, sedation options, and a gentle approach to your root canal treatment. During any treatment, your comfort is paramount.
To schedule your exam or appointment, call Center Point Dental today.