Root canal procedure cleans the decay that is in the pulp cavity and the root of the tooth. The teeth have an enamel which is the hardest part of the teeth that gets eroded by acid caused by mouth bacteria. The eroded enamel exposes the dentin and if the dentin is exposed then the pulp gets infected. A root canal is done when the pulp is infected, and the therapy cleans the pulp.
Our dentists at Desertview Dental Care will remove the bacteria and decay from the pulp, root, and the nerves. The area is disinfected and then the empty roots are filled and finally, we seal the area to prevent more decay from forming.
When you have tooth pain it means that there is a need for root canal therapy. When you have pain that comes and goes it might mean that the pulp is infected. The pain might be on the deep part of the jawbone making you feel uncomfortable. Tooth pain can be because of other reasons like having a cavity, gum disease, or even a sinus infection.
When you experience any kind of pain you need to go to the dentist as soon as possible so that the dentist will determine what is causing the pain. When the tooth pain is diagnosed early, this helps the dentist come up with a better treatment plan for you.
Sensitivity to Temperatures
When you have a cavity, and the pulp is infected then you might be sensitive to cold or hot temperatures. The sensitivity might come as a very sharp pain that will make you uncomfortable. The pulp has blood vessels and nerves and when it gets infected the damage goes to the nerves and blood vessels. When you consume hot or cold things then you tend to feel pain, and this is a clear indication that you need root canal therapy.
Swollen gums might mean that you have cavities and that you need root canal treatment. The gums will swell near the tooth that has cavities and the area tends to be tender to the touch. When decay accumulates inside, it causes swelling and infection. One sign of this is constant bad breath.
Our dentists at Desertview Dental Care will guide you on how to take care of your teeth to ensure that you do not develop cavities. You need to observe good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing your teeth at least twice a day. This will help in preventing the formation of cavities that cause you pain and discomfort. Brushing and flossing are not enough to keep you healthy; you need to attend regular dental exams for the dentist to detect any oral health issues. Book an appointment by calling us at 623-278-9402 for root canal therapy.