Tooth decay is a common problem, but the condition becomes worse when such decay or infection reaches your tooth pulp. Your teeth lose their strength. Besides this, the infection also starts spreading to your remaining teeth. In this situation, we perform a root canal treatment to save your teeth from extraction.
Your tooth pulp is composed of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues that strengthen your teeth and improve their functionality. Infection in your tooth pulp is a serious concern and should be treated immediately. Root canal not only saves your teeth from extractions but also ensures that it doesn’t spread to your remaining teeth.
What are the Symptoms of Root Canal Infection?
- Excessive pain in your teeth while chewing or speaking.
- Bleeding from your teeth and gums.
- Blister on your gums
- Sensitivity to hot and cold foods
- Swollen or tender gums
- Deep decay or darkening of your gums.
What are the Benefits of Root Canal Treatment?
- Root canal prevents tooth loss and restores the functionality of your teeth.
- The procedure prevents infection in your neighboring teeth.
- Root canal surgery prevents the degeneration of your jawbone.
- This procedure also boosts your overall oral health and enhances the appearance of your smile.
How is Root Canal Surgery Performed?
We will carry out a dental examination of your teeth to understand the nature of the problem and the severity of the condition. It involves taking your physical examination and X-rays. We will also visualize the pulp chamber while conducting the process.
A local anesthetic is administered to numb your teeth and avoid any pain or discomfort throughout the procedure. We will put a dental dam in place over the affected area so that your teeth become isolated and free from saliva.
A small incision is made into your teeth crowns using dental instruments to reach your root canals and pulp chamber. We will clean the area, remove the infection, and disinfect it. We will also shape it to make space for a temporary dental filling to replace the pulp in your teeth.
Your root canal will be filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha to prevent the onset of further infections. After filling your root canal, we will use a temporary filling and put it in place to seal it. In the end, a dental crown replaces the filling to protect your teeth in the long run. You will be given antibiotics and other medication to manage pain and swelling.
To find out more about the dental services offered at Ustick Dental Office, call (208) 375-8720 or schedule an online consultation. You can also visit Dentist in Boise ID at 9733, W Ustick Rd, Boise, ID 83704.