If you wake up with an ache in one of your teeth that will not go away after a day, call your dentist as soon as possible. A consistent toothache is a primary symptom of a bacterial infection that requires timely treatment to begin healing. Left alone, bacteria that grow inside your tooth risk reaching your bloodstream to travel to other parts of your body. This is why you should seek root canal therapy to clear all foreign material and begin recovering from your dental pain. Performed in a simple visit, we access your tooth’s pulp chamber to thoroughly clean the infection and then seal your tooth to prevent future infection.
At your Riverside, CA, dental practice, we know that our patients sometimes require service outside of their standard checkup schedule. That is why we offer emergency services to help get your pain under control as soon as you can get to one of our locations. After treating your immediate condition, we can perform a more comprehensive review of your oral health to help determine what lead to your infection.
When Oral Bacteria Reach The Inside Of Your Tooth
A tooth infection requires a breakdown in your tooth’s protective surface to reach the sensitive inner portion. This is because when a tooth is healthy, its enamel keeps out foreign objects while withstanding hundreds of pounds of pressure from the force of your bite. Any injury that breaks this seal can lead to an infection without treatment. We often see advanced cases of tooth decay or untreated sporting injuries cause this condition. Therefore, we ask that you attend regular checkups and cleanings to fight tooth decay and examine your grin for any wear and tear. While a chip or crack may seem simply cosmetic, we can determine if they are exposing the inside of your tooth to potential disease.
Receiving Root Canal Therapy
To begin your root canal, we will first apply a local anesthetic to numb the affected area during your procedure. If you have anxiety or apprehension heading into your appointment, we also offer dental sedation services to help you feel more at ease. Using special tools, we then access the inner portion of your tooth to properly clear your infection. After thoroughly cleaning the entire inside, we insert a gutta percha filling to prevent infection from taking hold later on.
Speak With Your Riverside, CA, Dentist A About Therapy That Can Relieve Your Toothache
Let us know if you experience a toothache or other dental injury. 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.
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.