Keeping our mouth clean is essential to maintain good oral health. Regular brushing, proper flossing, and mouth rinsing contribute significantly to keeping our mouth clean. However, food debris could still get stuck in the teeth especially in hard to reach areas and cause plaque that can develop into decay, tooth pain, infection, and other inflammations. When a tooth has damaged roots, you will need a root canal treatment to save your tooth and restore it to back to its function and appearance. Here at Avalon Dental Group, we perform root canal procedures in a relaxing environment with minimal pain.
The Root Canal Treatment
With the help of root canal treatment, the infected pulp will be removed. During the procedure, the tooth will be cleaned and disinfected to prepare it for the filling and sealing process to restore the tooth’s function and prevent further decay and damage.
Why Damaged Pulp need to be Removed?
The pulp is the tooth’s vital nerve tissue where if it gets damaged, it breaks down into bacteria that infect the pulp chamber and later on spread (if not treated), affecting other surrounding teeth. The infection can cause abscessed tooth and may lead to tooth loss.
Steps when Undergoing a Root Canal Treatment
Several actions are observed to complete root canal treatment such as:
- Before undergoing a root canal treatment, the dentist will take X-ray to examine, see, and locate the damaged pulp.
- After taking the x-ray, the dentist will apply anesthetics to the tooth of the patient to reduce pain when undergoing the procedure.
- Pulpectomy is the process of removing the pulp by creating an opening to the tooth
- After the removal of pulp, the teeth will be cleaned, disinfected, and the filling will be applied to seal the tooth and restore its function.
When do you Need a Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal treatment is needed when:
- There is a severe tooth decay
- The patient experiences severe tooth pain
- Experiencing tooth sensitivity to hot and cold
- Swelling of gum tissue surrounding the damaged tooth
- Pain when eating and chewing
If you think you are experiencing one of the symptoms mentioned above, it is best to see a dentist; your dentist will diagnose and recommend if you need a root canal treatment. If you are near or within Sugar Land area, schedule your appointment with us at Avalon Dental Group for Root Canal Treatment in Sugar Land. You may call us at 281-201-6496.