Back in the old days if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve there was a good chance you probably were going to lose that tooth. Today, with a special dental procedure called endodontic treatment (also known asÂ root canal therapy) you may be able save that tooth.Â Inside each tooth is the pulp or path which provides nutrients and nerves to the tooth. When the pulp is diseased or injured, the pulp tissue dies. If you don’t remove it, your tooth will get infected and you could lose it.
You may know if your tooth is infected and a root canal is needed if there isÂ discoloration of the tooth, swelling and tenderness. After your Gentle Dental dentist removes the pulp, the root canal is cleaned and sealed off to protect it. Then your Gentle Dental dentist places a crown over the tooth to help make it stronger. Even if a root canal can’t save the tooth, it can greatly alleviate the pain associated from it.
At Gentle Dental,Â root canals are simple procedures and are normally performed by our general dentists. However, more complicated root canals are handled by highly experienced Endodontists, also right from our offices for the patients convenience. If you experience specific pain to a specific tooth, don’t let it go untreated as you may need a root canal.Â Call your Gentle Dental office today atÂ 1-888-513-7436 to make an appointment and to save that great smile of yours!