Do you experience frequent tooth pain? Have visible signs of swelling or infection? You may have an infected or exposed root, but luckily Village Family Dentist can help! At our Granville, Ohio dental office, we provide root canal treatment for patients with infected or damaged tooth pulp. Wondering if you may be a candidate for root canal treatment? Here are the signs and symptoms that may require a root canal:
Some patients, however, experience no symptoms at all and not even aware of their condition until after a dental examination and cleaning.
A root canal treatment—sometimes referred to as endodontic therapy—can be necessary to save a tooth that has been damaged or infected and to avoid having an extraction. The procedure involves cleaning out the infection and disinfecting the tooth canals. Once the infection has been resolved, the canal will be filled to prevent further infection. Crowns may also be recommended to cover, restore, and protect the tooth after treatment.
Without treatment, patients risk more severe infection, cavities, and decay as well as an increased risk of tooth loss. Abscesses and even blood infections can occur when the infection is severe enough.
If you are worried you may need root canal therapy, contact our Granville dental office today! We’d be happy to examine your teeth, gums and overall dental health to determine the best course of treatment for you.