There are more than 15 million root canals performed each year in the U.S., making it one of the most common dental procedures. This simple procedure can save your natural teeth and prevent unnecessary extractions and tooth replacements!
A root canal is a procedure used to treat severely decayed or infected teeth. The inside of a tooth contains a soft material called pulp, a nerve that allows the tooth to feel sensations. If the exterior of a tooth becomes damaged to the point where the pulp is exposed, infection may occur. Symptoms of a root canal infection include swelling of the gums and face, increased sensitivity to temperature, and severe toothache. If left untreated, the infection can result in abscesses and ultimately, tooth loss.
In order to save the structure of the tooth, Your dentist in Merrillville, IN will remove the pulp and clean the inside of your tooth. The only purpose of the nerve is to provide sensory experience, so its removal will not affect the normal function of your tooth. The cavity is then sealed with a dental filling in order to prevent further damage. If you are experiencing a severe toothache or sensitivity, call Richter Dental immediately for emergency treatment.
Treatment is necessary when the pulp of the tooth becomes inflamed, infected or dies. The pulp contains vital nerves and blood vessels that become infected when bacteria invade it. Bacteria and inflammation are often introduced through a cavity, fracture or an injury. If an infection is left untreated, it can travel throughout the tooth and cause a painful abscess.
Richter Dental is here to improve your wellbeing, confidence, and the quality of your life. Schedule an appointment today and take the first step towards unlocking a healthier and happier lifestyle.
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