A tooth infection can only be resolved by a root canal or by extraction. If you are suffering from a toothache, Dr. Powell can provide comfortable treatment at Jordan Landing Smiles.
Root canal therapy will remove infection and save the damaged tooth. We welcome you to Jordan Landing Smiles today to learn more and to schedule an appointment with our dentist.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Commonly called a root canal, root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that is often recommended if there is a tooth infection within the pulp and nerves. This type of tooth infection may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer.
When tooth infection is left untreated, the tooth will die and create the need for an extraction. You can save yourself from toothache and tooth replacement by choosing root canal therapy.
During root canal therapy, our skilled doctor will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. We will then cap the tooth with a restoration, such as a dental crown, to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal can be completed with only one or two comfortable appointments.
Do I Need to See a Root Canal Dentist?
If you are experiencing toothache, you need a dental exam to determine the source of the problem. Warning signs that you may require root canal therapy include:
- Sensitivity to hot or cold
- Persistent and severe toothache
- Tooth discoloration
- Swelling and tenderness in the gums
- A tooth abscess
The idea of needing a root canal procedure can make some patients extremely nervous, but only because they haven’t yet experienced the pain-free procedure at Jordan Landing Smiles! Dr. Powell and his team use experience and advanced technology to make sure you don’t have pain or stress surrounding your procedure.
What’s the difference between a tooth abscess and a tooth infection?
Tooth infections and abscesses will both require professional treatment, such as a root canal. A tooth infection occurs when bacteria finds its way into the root of a tooth after tooth decay or as a result of poor oral hygiene. An abscess can then occur when a pocket of pus forms in some part of the tooth, caused by a bacterial infection. A tooth infection can become a tooth abscess if left untreated.
Contact us to learn more about how root canal treatment can save you from the consequences of tooth infection, like toothache and extraction. Our dentist performs comfortable procedures in the West Jordan area. Just give us a call today!