If you have constant pain in one of your teeth, please do not ignore your body’s signal! This symptom often indicates the infection of your tooth by foreign bacteria. When the structure of your tooth is compromised, the inner chamber becomes exposed to outside threats. By scheduling a dental visit, we can take an X-ray of your mouth to determine if an infection is present. If so, we will suggest root canal therapy that tackles the problem by clearing all foreign material and resealing the outer portion of your tooth to prevent future infections. If you attend checkups regularly, we hope to help prevent these situations by identifying any damage to the tooth’s structure that increases your risk for decay or infection.
At your Riverside, CA, dental office, we know that emergencies can happen when you least expect them. While it is no fun to learn you have a tooth infection, visiting the dentist can provide desirable relief. A root canal can prevent bacteria from breaking off the initial deposit and spreading throughout your body by entering the bloodstream. This procedure seeks to maintain as much healthy material as possible, preventing the need for a tooth extraction.
When Your Tooth Becomes Infected
If your tooth is healthy, its outer layer protects the sensitive inside from the pressure of your bite. Did you know that enamel is the hardest substance in the entire human body? Even enamel is at risk for damage from freak accidents or chemical decay from plaque and tartar. By ignoring oral hygiene and avoiding dental checkups, you increase your risk for tooth decay and eventual cavities. As decay breaks down the outer portion of the tooth, bacteria can enter and take hold inside your tooth’s chamber. The body’s inflammatory response swells against your dental nerves, alerting you to the presence of foreign material.
Performing Your Root Canal
After determining you have an infection by taking X-rays of your tooth, we will suggest root canal therapy. Because this procedure permanently alters the outer structure of your tooth, we must place a dental crown to restore the protection once provided by your tooth’s enamel. This restoration covers the entire visible portion of your tooth above the gumline, protecting the sensitive portion below.
Speak With Your Riverside, CA, Dentist About Therapy To Help Relieve Your Toothache
We are standing by to provide emergency treatment for your tooth infection. To schedule relief, call any of our dental offices near you:
Find us at:
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.