Tooth decay can be prevented by root canal therapy
Root Canal Therapy
How Tooth Decay Occurs?
Bacteria and food remains will combine to cause tooth decay. A sticky substance called plaque, is formed on your teeth as well as around your gums. The plaque contains bacteria that feed on the sugars in the food you intake to release acids. These acids harms your tooth enamel, dentin and in most of the cases if decay isn't treated it reaches the pulp and damages the tooth root.
Can tooth decay be prevented?
Yes, tooth decay is an infection which can be prevented when it is in early stages with the assistance of preventive dentistry. If the tooth has a small cavity, dental sealants and dental filling are the most effective choices to prevent the decay from spreading.
Untreated decay goes to the tip of the root of the tooth and also starts to injure the bone and surrounding gums of the tooth. Root canal therapy can save the tooth in such cases. This is done by our dentist Dr. Jokmels at our dental office Capstone Dental Care Yorba Linda.
What Is Root canal Treatment?
A root canal treatment is a dental procedure used to take away the dead or dying nerve tissue, infected dental pulp and bacteria from within a tooth. Endodontic therapy or this therapy could be a sequence of treatments for the infected pulp of a tooth. The procedure ends with the elimination of infection and additionally the protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microorganism invasion.
Why the procedure is performed?
This therapy is recommended if you have got an infection that affects the nerve within the root of a tooth. Generally, there's pain and swelling within the space. The infection can be the result of a tooth crack, cavity, or injury. This procedure will save your badly infected tooth.
The Symptoms You May Notice:
- The level of discomfort will vary from low to extreme and additionally includes throbbing components.
- Such a severe pain will wake you from sound sleep.
- You feel pain while chewing, biting, drinking hot and cold drink
- An abscessed tooth and puss oozing from the affected area.
- Discoloration of tooth and tenderness or swelling and irritations within the gums
We Here to Help
Our team is well versed in performing root canal treatment. The procedure can save the tooth and protect it from further decay. In the extreme cases, our dentist may recommend tooth extraction and replacement of lost tooth using a dental implant. If you or any of your family members are suffering from a toothache, contact our office and visit us at the earliest.