Under many circumstances, we can address dental decay without performing root canal therapy. Patients who come to us for regular dental exams are more likely to have cavities spotted and treated before more advanced treatment is necessary. While some problems with decay are treated with dental fillings, more advanced treatment is needed when you have a larger cavity. At our Riverside, CA dental office, we can provide treatment to restore an advanced cavity. A root canal removes bacteria and infected tissues from within a tooth to stop a serious issue from spreading.
The Role Root Canal Therapy Plays In Restorative Dental Work
Root canals deal with problems that occur within your tooth structure. Over time, a cavity will work through the layers of your enamel, eventually exposing you to an infection that reaches your pulp. At this point, you can experience problems with pain, sensitivity, and swelling. It should be noted that physical injuries that expose your tooth to infection can also call for root canal treatment. Before performing a root canal, your dentist will check your tooth carefully to make sure that this is necessary.
Arranging Your Root Canal
After determining that you do need root canal therapy, we can perform treatment to carefully remove bacteria and infected tissues within your pulp. By doing so, we can stop the pain you have experienced, and we can prevent the further spread of decay, which can become a bigger problem for your oral health if not addressed. Once this work is done, your tooth will be capped with a dental crown, which will ensure it remains safe after treatment.
Restoring Your Tooth After Your Root Canal Is Performed
At the end of your root canal treatment, your dentist will need to provide a dental crown to protect your tooth. The work of treating an internal dental problem will make it necessary to provide more support than a filling can provide. Crowns envelop teeth to keep bacteria out, and they provide functional support by absorbing bite pressure.
You Can Schedule Root Canal Treatment At Our Riverside, CA Dental Office
At our dental office in Riverside, CA, we are prepared to take on your cavity troubles, even if you need to undergo root canal therapy to make sure decay is completely addressed. If you have questions about our practice and services, or if you wish to contact one of our other locations closer to you, please reach out at the following:
Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.
Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.
Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.
Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.
Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.