An inflammation or infection in the pulp of a tooth can be caused by decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. Forces on a tooth can also injure the pulp, even if there are no visible chips or cracks. If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess. Abscesses can be life threatening.
The number one motivation for accepting this treatment is to eliminate the discomfort associated with infection in the pulp of a tooth or with traumatized nerves in the canals of tooth roots. But, equally important is the potential this procedure provides for preserving a “dying” tooth.
Smile Design Dentistry has endodontic specialists who perform root canal therapy at multiple locations throughout Florida. If you have a painful tooth, you can turn to Smile Design for prompt, professional treatment. Our endodontist will remove the inflamed or infected soft tissue inside the tooth, carefully clean out the root canals of the tooth, then fill them, and seal the tooth. Your local Smile Design dentist will then place a crown on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function.
Prompt treatment can save the tooth, because without treatment, infection will advance and weaken the tooth structure to the point that the tooth can no longer function or be restored. With today’s anesthetics and technology, root canal therapy is comfortable. We will do everything we can to make you comfortable and this procedure affordable. Contact a local Smile Design office today!