Inflamed or infected teeth can be very painful, and it sometimes requires more intensive measures to fix the issue. Inflammation and infection occur when the pulp of a tooth is exposed when cracked or decayed, allowing bacteria to enter the tooth. If the damage is severe enough, it may be required to remove the tooth, but saving it is the preferred option whenever possible. Usually under these circumstances, most dentists recommend root canals as an ideal course of action.

Root canals get their name from the procedure that requires cleaning the canals in the roots of a tooth. It consists of removing the infected pulp from the tooth, then cleaning the inside of the tooth before adding a filling. The newly filled tooth is then capped and sealed with a crown. This type of procedure is usually successful in saving the tooth, but should be monitored to see if reinfection occurs.

Don’t wait! If left untreated, infected teeth may lead to further complications, including a number of illnesses affecting your whole body. If you are in need of a root canal or other similar treatments, give us a call today to book your appointment.

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