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If you wake up each morning with constant pain in one of your teeth, you should not ignore this potentially dangerous symptom. Rather let your dentist know so we may inspect your tooth for the cause. A consistent ache could be a sign of infected pulp tissue, that left untreated, could spread beyond the confines of your tooth. Because tooth infections result from breaks or cracks in the enamel of your tooth, you may also feel damage on the surface of the affected area. We can repair this damage as well to help you seal the insides of your tooth and maintain it in your mouth.

At your Riverside, CA dental practice, we provide swift service when responding to any injury in your mouth. When you experience the acheful signs of an infected tooth, we could perform a root canal therapy to clean your tooth’s chamber and clear bacterial buildup. In treating your pain, we will also repair your tooth to prevent future infections from restarting the process.

The Pain Of A Tooth Infection

The pain you feel when suffering a tooth infection results from your body’s inflammatory response in fighting oral bacteria. As bacteria enter your pulp chamber through a break in the outer layer, they begin growing within. Your body responds by sending immune cells to fight it, which swells tissues within. This swelling compresses your sensitive nerves and sends a shooting pain throughout your tooth. To treat your symptoms, consider taking an over-the-counter pain pill and applying an ice pack to cool your tissues. Instead of waiting for a general appointment, schedule an emergency visit to repair your tooth right away.

Performing A Root Canal Therapy To Remove Your Infection

To treat your condition, we apply a local anesthetic to numb the affected area. Contrary to popular belief, a root canal should cause no additional discomfort than other standard dental procedures like placing a filling or crown. We then access the inside pulp chamber to scrape out all bacterial deposits. Because entering your tooth permanently changes its outer structure, we then apply a temporary seal to protect your tooth while you heal. At a later visit, we place a dental crown to restore the natural appearance and function of your bite.

Talk To Your Riverside, CA, Dentist A About Treatment To Treat Your Tooth Infection

To schedule a visit or ask any questions about this procedure, call any of our dental offices near you:

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.