There are times when cavities become so serious that your tooth will experience persistent pain or sensitivity issues until treatment occurs. You can avoid this problem—when you visit your dentist for regular checkups, you can receive timely warnings about decay before this occurs. However, if you do not seek care in time, you become vulnerable to the spread of bacteria to your tooth’s inner chamber, the pulp, which makes root canal therapy necessary. At our Riverside, CA dentist’s office, our approach to endodontic care can ensure that your cavity is fully treated, which can put an end to your discomfort. From there, we can provide a custom restoration that keeps your tooth safe, secure, and supported!

How Can You Tell If Your Tooth Is Infected?

If you experience a tooth infection, it can be difficult to miss that something is wrong. Pain and sensitivity problems can persist until you go see your dentist for the appropriate restorative dental work. Other issues you might experience include trouble with swelling around the tooth or changes in its color. Before we treat you, we will perform an evaluation to confirm that root canal therapy is appropriate. Unfortunately, some problems with advanced tooth decay can become so severe that your only treatment option is to undergo an extraction.

Scheduling Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is a form of endodontic treatment that removes bacteria and damaged tissues from your pulp, the tooth’s central chamber. During this procedure, your dentist will carefully remove bacteria and damaged tissues to make sure that you are free from pain as well as the spread of decay. After this work is done, the pulp is sealed, and we can make plans to restore your tooth with a custom crown.

Avoiding Future Problems With Infections

What can you do to stay cavity-free, or at least prevent problems with decay from growing this serious again? Smart daily behaviors will be important. What is also important is a commitment to preventive care that includes regular dental exams. During these visits, we provide detailed reviews that lead to the detection and treatment of problems that require our services.

Talk To Your Riverside, CA Dentist To Schedule Treatment For A Tooth Infection

An infection in your tooth is a potentially serious problem, one that can be difficult to ignore. To find out how our Riverside, CA dentist’s office can help you address this, or to discuss treatment at one of our other locations closer to you, please call at the following:

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

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.