The mouth is a complex part of the body with a lot of different interactions going on inside of it. There are many things happening in your mouth that you are unaware of that could become a problem. One of those things involves the root canal. Beneath the teeth and gums are the roots, blood vessels, and nerves that support your teeth and keep them strong. Sometimes an infection happens in this area and you might need a treatment called a root canal to relieve pain or save the tooth.
The root canal itself includes a set of tubes inside the roots of the tooth that allow the supporting blood vessels and nerves to get nutrients to the tooth. If these tubes get infected, it can cause severe amounts of pain and sometimes kill the tooth, making you need a removal. A root canal treatment can clear out the infection and save the tooth from dying.
A root canal is quite simple to perform. To treat your infected root canal, Dr. Catherine Boenitz will first numb the tooth to ensure that you experience as little discomfort as possible. Then she will open the tooth down to the infected pulp cavity. You should be numb enough that you won’t feel this. After that, she will remove the infected parts of the pulp and replace them with plugs that will secure the root of the tooth in place. Your tooth should then heal successfully without much pain and preventing any further problems. Most importantly you won’t lose your tooth.
Many people may feel uncertain about getting a root canal treatment, but Dr. (doctor name) is very skilled at doing his job and keeping you comfortable both during the treatment at our office in San Antonio, Texas, and helping you in caring for the tooth during recovery. Recovery can take some time, but it is ultimately the right decision to get the root canal rather than deal with the potential consequences.
For more information about root canals and root canal therapy, call Bee Family Dentistry today.