Treating An Injured Or Infected Tooth With A Root Canal

If you keep your teeth clean through brushing and flossing each day, and you consistently schedule preventive dental appointments, you can manage your risk for serious tooth troubles. If an advanced problem with a tooth does arise, your Rochester, MN dentist is ready to provide a root canal treatment to address it. Root canals are often linked to cavity treatments, because decay can reach a point where bacteria can enter your tooth’s pulp and attack the living tissues housed in this chamber. With that said, you could also experience an infection after a dental injury.

An Untreated Internal Issue Can Pose A Serious Threat To Your Tooth

If your tooth is disruptively sensitive, to the point that biting and chewing become awkward, you could be feeling the effects of an infection. Chronic pain can also be a sign that something is wrong. If you choose to ignore these signs of tooth trouble, you can create even more trouble for your oral health. The bacteria infecting your tooth will not stay put in your pulp – after enough time passes, those bacteria can spread to your root, and enter your jawbone. This can lead to new health concerns, and cost you your tooth!

Restoring Your Tooth After Completing Your Root Canal Treatment

A root canal treatment will result in the removal of infected tissues, the resealing of your pulp, and the placement of a dental crown. Your work can be resolved more quickly than you might expect, thanks to your dentist’s use of modern technology to produce single day dental crowns. Single day crowns eliminate the waiting period required for crowns produced at a third party lab. This technology can produce an attractive restoration that is custom-sized for the tooth being protected.

Regular Dental Exams Can Lead To Treatment Before A Tooth Becomes Infected

During a routine exam, your dentist can identify cavities that have developed, even if they have not started to cause you discomfort. That early detection can ensure a cavity is stopped before you have a painful infection in your tooth. Smaller cavities are frequently dealt with via the placement of a dental filling. The modern fillings used at your dentist’s office match the appearance of your enamel, so they will not stand out and have a harmful effect on your smile.

Talk To Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry About Arranging A Root Canal

Calcagno Cosmetic and Family Dentistry can provide you with quality care during your root canal treatment. Our practice is ready to help you deal with problems that arise – we can also provide restorations that allow you to maintain your attractive smile! To schedule a consultation, please call our Rochester, MN practice at (507) 281-3659. Dr. Gilly Calcagno and our staff welcome Rochester families, and those from neighboring and nearby communities.