A tooth’s nerve and pulp can get infected for numerous reasons. If the tooth has deep decay, overly large fillings, fractures, or other dental trauma, then the nerve may get inflamed. If you’re experiencing irritation and pain in your teeth, you may need root canal therapy fromDr. Capehart and ourLewisville team.
Root canal therapy is when the nerve and pulp of the diseased tooth are removed. During your root canal, Dr. Capehart will use special files to ensure the infection is completely gone and to also smooth down the interior of the tooth. We’ll finish your root canal by sealing the tooth and placing a crown over it. Your new crown will protect the tooth from brittleness and additional infections. Often, crowns used for root canal therapy are made from porcelain, which mimics the look of natural teeth and can be cared for with regular brushing and flossing.
An untreated root canal infection can cause serious issues with your dental health. Sometimes, an infection will lead to an abscessed tooth. An abscess usually refers to a pus-filled pocket that forms at the tooth’s roots. It’s extremely painful. In addition, root canal infections can cause swelling in the face, affect the lymph nodes, initiate bone loss, or allow abscess drainage into the mouth.
If you think you may need help with root canal therapy, don’t hesitate to visit Capehart Dental.
Dr. Chris Capehart provides comprehensive preventive care and same-day emergency dental services to families in Lewisville, Carrollton, Flower Mound, Lake Dallas, Highland Village, Corinth, and surrounding areas. Call our office today to schedule your appointment!