Root canal treatment is recommended when a tooth has developed a serious bacterial infection on its inside. This can be caused by an oral injury or deep cavity which can allow bacteria to attack the tooth’s inner pulp and cause serious harm. Once the inner structure is infected, a root canal procedure will be needed to save the damaged tooth.
Some symptoms of an infected root canal include:
After taking X-rays and determining the extent of the infection, we will begin treatment. We will start by placing a dental dam around the patient’s tooth. This is a rubber sheet that is specifically designed to keep the tooth dry and to prevent the infection from spreading. We then use dental equipment to access the inside of the tooth from the top. Once we have entered the tooth, we can begin providing treatment.
The goal of root canal treatment is to clean out all of the unwanted deterioration and decay that exists inside the tooth. This process is completed with great care and precision to ensure that the tooth is cleaned out in its entirety. We then apply an antimicrobial liquid to the tooth. This will flush out the root canals and reach the areas that are impossible to access otherwise.
From there, we can begin to restore the hollowed-out structure. Our experts will use a medicated filling substance to provide structure for the tooth and offer it much-needed strength. This will also help to promote proper healing and recovery. We finish the procedure by applying a dental crown over the tooth’s restored surface. The crown will prevent any fractures and breakages from occurring during the recovery process.
Restore your damaged tooth with effective root canal treatment from Allen Dental Center. Our experts will work with you to help you regain your oral health. Please call us at (972) 349-1127 to schedule an appointment.