Understanding Root Canals | Accent Dental in Frisco, TX
For patients experiencing extreme tooth pain or sensitivity, the doctors at Accent Dental in Frisco, TX may recommend a root canal surgery. Root canals become necessary when the tooth nerve is hurt by infection or decay. In order to save the tooth, bacteria, nerves and any other decay are removed, and the resulting space is filled with medicated, special materials that restore the tooth to its proper function. Root canals are sometimes the only treatment for teeth that may otherwise need removal.
Patients often feel that getting rid of a tooth is the best choice, but what they often forget is that extracting a tooth may cause even more serious problems for nearby teeth in their mouth. Root canals performed at our Frisco, TX clinic are successful at eliminating tooth pain and restoring health and function to the infected tooth. Importantly, the benefits of root canals are often felt for a lifetime, and only in the rare event of new infections must the procedure be revisited on the same tooth.
Symptoms and Signs of possible root canal surgery:
- A pimple on your gums.
- Intense sensitivity to cold and hot.
- A major toothache.
- There are sometimes no symptoms at all.
- Tenderness or swelling.
Reasons you may need root canal Surgery:
- Decay has met the pulp of the teeth.
- Infections have developed in a root tip or a specific set of teeth or single tooth.
- Trauma or injury to the tooth.