Dealing with tooth pain or sensitivity? It’s possible that the root of your tooth is infected or inflamed. At Paris Dental Clinic in Paris, AR, our top priority is ensuring your oral health and comfort. If an infected or damaged tooth is causing you distress, root canal therapy might be the solution you need.
Understanding Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics)
Often, when people hear “root canal,” they envision a painful, drawn-out procedure. However, with modern advances in dental technology and techniques, root canal therapy is now much more comfortable and efficient than it was in the past.
A root canal is primarily performed to save a tooth that has been severely affected by infection or damage. During the procedure, the pulp (which contains the tooth’s nerves and blood vessels) is carefully removed, the inner chamber and canals are cleaned and disinfected, and then sealed with a biocompatible filling material.
Why Might You Need a Root Canal?
When the pulp of a tooth becomes inflamed or infected, it can lead to intense pain and sensitivity. Causes might include deep cavities, repeated dental procedures, cracks, or trauma to the tooth. If left untreated, this infection can lead to an abscess or further complications.