Sometimes dental infections can run deep into the roots calling for a root canal procedure. The infected area is usually in the soft center part of the tooth, also called the pulp. The procedure helps to return your natural tooth to its healthy state. If you are thinking of getting a root canal treatment, we at Madison Family Dental Associates are here to guide you.
Root Canal Procedure
Root canal is also known as an endodontic treatment. The first step is to check for how deep the infection is in the tooth’s foundation. Next, the infected or inflamed pulp is removed. The area is then disinfected and cleaned carefully. Afterward, our doctors seal the wound with a rubber-like permanent filling called the gutta-perch. We will provide you the option of crowning or filling it at the time of the procedure. In either case, your tooth will be protected and start to function normally.
The Procedure Alleviates Pain
Most clients who are recommended to a root canal often express fear of pain. However, we can assure you that the pain is not from the procedure but from the infection itself. Getting a root canal actually helps to eliminate the pain by removing the infected part of the pulp. We take care in providing a painless treatment by using local anesthesia. Some tenderness is to be expected after the anesthesia wears off. Our dentists prescribe medication to help you cope with the pain and residual infection.
Benefits of Root Canal
Replacing your teeth or extracting it completely might seem a more appealing option. Still, there are several reasons for keeping your natural teeth intact by a root canal.
By getting this treatment, our customers can retain their natural smiles, eat any food, and reduce their dental appointments. With the right type of care, our clients enjoy the company of their natural teeth for a lifetime.
What Happens When You Do Not Get a Root Canal?
If you choose to opt out from the procedure, there is a chance that your tooth will get permanent damage. Over time, the pulp will lose its ability to repair, which will result in a deep cavity. This will make extra room for a further invasion of bacterial infection in the bone.
The infected bones ligaments will become damaged, and your tooth can loosen. This loss in support will eventually cause the teeth to come off its place and leave the gum open. The open gum at this point could be quite sensitive to hot or cold food. In some cases, teeth in the surrounding area also start to wear off.
We care for our clients’ dental health and comfort. Therefore, it is important that we follow up with you after the procedure as the numbing sensation from the anesthesia wears off. In our follow-ups, we will guide you on the types of food you can have and the total time required for your tooth to return to normality.
A root canal saves you from numerous other dental issues. To learn more about how you can get a root canal, call Madison Family Dental Associates at 608-274-5970 today and book your appointment.