When you have consistent pain in one of your teeth that will not go away on its own, please do not ignore your symptom. This could indicate a serious bacterial infection that left alone risks spreading to other parts of your body. By letting your dentist know right away, we could perform a treatment to remove bacteria and allow your body to begin to heal. Because tooth infections require access to your pulp’s inner chamber, you should report any break in the protective seal of your tooth to your dentist right away. When you take a proactive attitude toward repairing your tooth, you can reduce the likelihood of future infections and preserve your healthy material.
At Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA, we understand that dental emergencies can happen at any time. This is why we provide immediate service to respond to injuries and toothaches as soon as you need our care. By combining a restorative response to your dental injury with a dedication toward ongoing preventive care, we hope to improve your oral health and return confidence in your smile.
How Tooth Infections Form
When a tooth’s enamel is healthy, it takes the daily pressure from your bite and prevents oral bacteria from affecting its sensitive inner portions. Unfortunately, any injury that compromises the seal of this outer protective layer can allow decay and infection to form. As cavities wear down more and more of your tooth’s healthy material, the inner pulp chamber becomes exposed. When bacteria deposits inside, your body exhibits an inflammatory response that swells tissues near your tooth’s nerves. The pain you feel is the body’s warning sign from tissues pressing against this sensitive area.
Performing Your Root Canal Therapy
To relieve your pain and end your tooth’s infection, we can provide a therapy that clears foreign material from your root canal. By applying a local anesthetic, we numb the affected area for your comfort. Using special tools, we then access the inner chamber to clean all decaying material and bacteria within. To seal the chamber, we fill it with a material called gutta percha to prevent future reinfection. Because this procedure alters the outer structure of your tooth, we can place a dental crown to restore its form and function.
Talk With Your Riverside, CA, Dentist A About Therapy That Can Relieve Your Toothache
Please do not ignore dental pain that lasts for more than one day. To schedule a treatment, call any of our dental offices near you:
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.