We Use Root Canals to Treat Infected Teeth

We Use Root Canals to Treat Infected Teeth

Posted by ANTHONY CORBO DDS on Jan 27 2022, 06:20 AM

Tooth decay is a frequent dental issue that necessitates immediate treatment to save the tooth and prevent infection. Root canal therapy is a common dentistry technique that helps remove the disease that has progressed to the lowest layer of the tooth.

At Anthony G Corbo DDS in Fort Lauderdale, FL, we conduct root canals regularly to save the natural tooth. We offer a gentle and effective method of performing root canal treatments that do not cause undue discomfort or fear of the operation. 

What Is a Root Canal Treatment?

A root canal treatment removes the infected tooth pulp as well as the nerve situated within the root canal of a tooth. Following that, the diseased pulp chamber and root canal are cleaned, treated, and sealed. The tooth is then protected and strengthened with a dental restoration such as a crown.

What Are Some Common Root Canal Infection Symptoms?

  • Pain in the teeth or gums
  • Discoloration of teeth
  • Prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
  • An abscessed tooth
  • Pus discharge in your mouth.
  • Tenderness or swelling in the lymph nodes beneath the jawbone

The Benefits of Root Canals

The goal of root canal therapy is to save a tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted. Ignoring an infected tooth can lead to gum and connective tissue infection, as well as tooth loss. As a result, we encourage you to come to see us as soon as you notice any of the symptoms listed above.

What Is the Root Canal Procedure?

Root canal therapy is an effective method of preventing the spread of a tooth infection. This endodontic therapy involves making a small incision in the tooth to access and remove diseased portions of the tooth pulp. The dental pulp is only required during the development stage of the tooth. Once the tooth has fully developed, removing the pulp will not do any harm.

Following the removal of the pulp, our dentists will pack the region with a medicinal material known as gutta-percha. This is a rubber-like substance that aids in the restoration of the tooth's structure. After that, the opening is filled with filler material.

A filling or crown will be used to strengthen and protect the damaged tooth. Crowns and fillings can both be made in the color of your natural tooth.

For the best dental care, contact Anthony G Corbo DDS at (954) 434-2234 or visit us at 13101 Old Sheridan St, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33330.

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