Inflamed root canals are a dental issue that can cause severe pain. If the canal becomes infected, it can kill the nerves in the tooth above and even spread the infection to other healthy teeth. If you are experiencing pain or pressure that may be caused by inflammation, you should immediately speak to Dr. Gross, your root canal dentist in Lake County, Ohio. Fast action may be required to prevent further damage or complications.
To treat your infected root canal, schedule an appointment at The Healthy Smile by calling 440-951-7856, or by sending us a message on our contact page. We can assess the damage to your tooth during an examination, and then schedule the proper root canal therapy.
What are Root Canals?
Teeth have root canals from the time they first merge. These canals are filled with a network of nerves and tissue known as pulp. When teeth are growing, pulp helps to nourish them. As teeth mature, the pulp is no longer necessary, and simply remains in the tooth. Many people will never experience problems with this leftover pulp, but others will need to remove it.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
The root canal procedure, often referred to simply as “a root canal”, has an undeserved reputation for being uncomfortable and painful. The truth is that modern root canal therapies can be comfortable and even painless when performed properly by an experienced dentist. You can expect a comfortable procedure when you visit to have your root canal treatment at The Healthy Smile of Lake County, Ohio.
The procedure typically involves drilling a small hole into the tooth until the pulp is accessible. When that happens, the pulp is gently extracted until the canal is cleared. Then, a filler material is inserted into the empty canal to harden and prevent future infections. A crown is placed on top of the tooth as soon as this is done.
Our team is ready to provide the root canal therapy you need. Call our office today to schedule an exam.