When you’re dealing with an infection inside your tooth, it’s important to get treatment before the infection becomes even more serious. Dr. Edwin Richardson, Dr. Jonathan Robinson, and Dr. Lindsey Richardson Alvarez at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, can determine if root canal therapy is the right method to restore your smile.
When is Root Canal Therapy Needed?
When an infected tooth is left untreated, it can lead to decay which can spread throughout your mouth and even into the rest of your body. Root canal therapy from your dentist in Fayetteville, CA, is the best way to restore your smile and strengthen your damaged tooth. Many people think of root canals as something to be afraid of and that it’s something that will cause you pain, when in fact root canals relieve the pain you’re experiencing from your infected tooth.
Your dentist will first numb the area around your infected tooth so that you can be comfortable during the root canal process. They will then create an incision in the top of the tooth, exposing the infected pulp inside the tooth. Once the pulp is exposed, your dentist will remove any of the infected pulp inside your tooth, relieving your tooth of the pain you may be experiencing.
Once the infected pulp is removed, your dentist will then fill your tooth with a rubber-like material to keep the tooth strong enough to bite and chew with ease. They will then seal off the opening at the top of your tooth to protect your tooth from any further bacteria from entering your tooth and from any further infection.
Treat Your Tooth Pain Today!
Don’t let an infected tooth be left untreated! Contact Dr. Edwin Richardson, Dr. Jonathan Robinson, and Dr. Lindsey Richardson Alvarez at Dental Traditions in Fayetteville, GA, today to learn about root canal therapy and how it can help you! Call (770) 487-9797 today.