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Root canal therapy is necessary if you have an infection in your tooth, and if you have been ignoring that little toothache, it could result in root canal therapy.

According to Rodeo Dental, if you have untreated tooth decay the bacteria has infected the pulp in the roots of your teeth. The pulp is filled with blood vessels, nerves, and tissue that will become infected if you have a dental injury or extensive tooth decay. Sometimes you may need a root canal if you have a broken, cracked, or chipped tooth.

Is Root Canal Therapy Needed?

Pain and infection is a clear indication that an infection is present, and although you may not notice any of the following symptoms, most patients do suffer from:

  • Severe toothaches
  • Tooth sensitivity that will not go away
  • Gum tenderness
  • Swelling
  • Discoloring in the tooth

Only Rodeo Dental can determine if root canal therapy is necessary. When you schedule an appointment, a dental examination will be conducted along with digital impressions and x-rays.

Specially Trained Endodontists

Although a general dentist can perform routine root canals, the endodontists from Rodeo Dental have been trained to treat patients comfortably, quickly and efficiently.

The Procedure

The endodontists from Rodeo Dental will numb the area before cleaning the tooth. This will:

  • Remove Pain
  • Remove Tooth Decay
  • Treat Infection

During the procedure, your endodontist will remove the pulp that contains the nerves, blood vessels, and tissue. After the tooth has been thoroughly cleaned, it will be sealed before crown placement. Dental crowns are often needed to protect the tooth that has had root canal therapy.

Root canal therapy is safe and with over 15 million performed annually in the United States, it is one of the best ways to prevent further infection. If left untreated infection can cause serious health problems.

If you are in pain or think you may need a root canal, call or click and schedule an appointment with Rodeo Dental.

Root canal therapy could be the answer. Call or click today.