Sometimes, bacteria can get into the pulp of a tooth through a crack, chip, break, etc., and cause infection. At Ammons Dental by Design, we will do everything we can to save the structure of the infected tooth, which is why the first answer is typically root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment is an endodontic procedure in which the inflamed/infected pulp is removed from the tooth. Once this is done, the tooth will either be filled or a crown will be placed. This procedure saves the structure of the tooth.
We have four convenient locations across South Carolina: Downtown Charleston, James Island, Summerville, and Camden. In this article, we’ll outline how you will know if you may need a root canal.
While you will need a dental exam to confirm your need for a root canal, there are 8 signs that indicate you may be a candidate for this treatment.
Every dental procedure comes with advantages and disadvantages. Below are the common ones associated with root canals.
Root canal treatment can be used to treat a variety of dental problems to salvage the structure of the tooth. However, it’s not always the best option. If caught early, a filling may be sufficient to get rid of the infection and save the tooth. If it has gone untreated for too long, extraction may be the only option.
The team at Ammons Dental by Design has the experience and expertise to determine the best course of treatment.
If you have any of the above signs and symptoms, you need to contact your dentist as soon as possible. The sooner you address the issue, the better your chances of saving the tooth.
Additionally, routine check-ups can reduce your risk of infection and other dental issues because the dentist can detect problems before they escalate.
If you believe you may need a root canal, contact the team at Ammons Dental by Design to schedule your consultation. We have four conveniently located offices so that you can easily get the treatment that you need. Our dentists are highly trained and have experience in a variety of dental procedures, including root canals.
We understand that dental visits can be a source of anxiety for many of our patients, so our office staff will do everything they can to help you feel comfortable from the moment you enter our clinic.
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