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Whenever you experience consistent pain in one of your teeth that will not go away after a day, you should report this symptom to your dentist. Ignoring this problem could potentially lead to worsening health outcomes as an ongoing toothache may indicate an infection within your tooth’s pulp. Left untreated, the infection risks spreading to other parts of your body and entering your bloodstream. This condition occurs when oral bacteria breach a tooth’s surface and gain access to the inner chamber. This break in your enamel could be caused by severe decay or physical injury and should be examined by your dentist to stop additional damage.

At your Riverside, CA dentist’s office, we encourage you to call us at once when you feel the symptoms of a potential infection. We can examine your problem tooth and recommend a root canal therapy to remove bacterial deposits and treat your pain.

When Oral Bacteria Enter Your Pulp Chamber

If you have a tooth infection, the reoccurring pain you feel throughout your day is a result of your body’s inflammatory response. When oral bacteria find a hole in the enamel of your tooth, they may enter and reproduce within your pulp chamber. As the body attempts to fight this infection, inflammation causes your tissues to swell which places pressure on the nerve fibers within your tooth. You can temporarily reduce pain by applying an ice pack to reduce inflammation, but an emergency visit to remove your infection can provide permanent relief.

Removing Your Infection With A Root Canal

While you will remain conscious during treatment, we will apply a local anesthetic to provide comfort during your root canal. Using special tools, we then access the inner chamber of your tooth to clean and remove all bacterial deposits. Because this procedure permanently alters the tooth’s outer structure, we place a temporary seal to prevent reinfection while you heal from your procedure. At a later date, we can place a permanent restoration with a dental crown to provide permanent protection.

Speak With Your Riverside, CA, Dentist About Treatment To Remove Your Tooth Infection

When a painful infection strikes, waiting for it to resolve on its own can lead to serious complications. We could perform root canal therapy to relieve your pain and preserve the health of your tooth. To schedule a visit or ask any questions about this procedure, call any of our dental offices near you:

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA, at (951) 776-9001.

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.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA, at (951) 695-2290.

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

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA, at (951) 273-9580.