A root canal infection is a bacterial infection that occurs in the soft inner portion of your tooth. It can also spread to the gum tissue and jawbone. The infection is caused by bacteria that naturally occur in the mouth. The infection can be painful and typically causes swelling and tenderness in the infected area. It may also cause an abscessed tooth.
Any of these symptoms could indicate infection and require further treatment, including root canal therapy.
If you are experiencing a root canal infection, we can treat your tooth in one of two ways:
Root canal treatment is a dental procedure in which your tooth’s pulp, nerves, and vessels are removed. After treatment, your tooth should no longer feel any pain or sensitivity, and it should function like any other tooth.
Root canal infections are serious dental problems that can cause swelling, pain, and sensitivity. If a root canal infection is left untreated, the infection can grow worse, leading to permanent structural damage to your tooth. Root canal treatments are generally necessary to treat the cause of infection and prevent further damage from occurring.
Your dentist will numb your tooth and then create an opening in the tooth to access the inner tooth and the nerve supply. The infected nerve tissue will be removed, and the canal will be cleaned thoroughly. A temporary filling will be used to cover the opening.
The best way to avoid a root canal infection is to practice excellent oral hygiene. This means brushing your teeth twice and flossing once each day. You should be eating a healthy diet and limiting your intake of sugary drinks and foods. If you think something is wrong with your tooth, schedule an appointment with your dentist right away.
Schedule an appointment with McConnell Dental Care if you notice any symptoms of root canal infection. Visit us at 263 Country Club Dr #102, Stansbury Park, UT 84074. Contact us at (435) 249-0482 or visit our website to book an appointment with us.