A root canal is a procedure to remove infected tissue from the inner chamber of a tooth, known as the pulp chamber. The pulp chamber contains nerves and blood vessels that provide nutrients to the tooth. The tissue can become inflamed and infected when bacteria enter the pulp chamber through a crack or chip in the enamel. This infection can cause severe pain, swelling, and even an abscessed tooth. The infection can spread to other body parts without treatment and cause serious complications. At Coeur D’Alene Family Dentistry, we provide gentle and effective root canal treatments to restore oral health and prevent further damage to your smile.
A root canal is a procedure performed when a tooth is infected or inflamed due to decay, trauma, or injury. The infection or inflammation can cause severe pain and swelling in the tooth’s pulp chamber. If the infection is not treated, it can spread to the gums and surrounding bone structure. This can result in tooth loss and other serious oral health problems.
During a root canal, the diseased tissue is removed, and the insides of the tooth are cleaned and disinfected. The inside of the tooth is then filled with a particular material to prevent future infections. Once the root canal is complete, the tooth is restored with a dental crown or a filling.
One of the primary benefits of root canal treatment is the relief of severe tooth pain. Root canals are performed to remove the infected pulp and nerve tissue inside the tooth, eliminating the source of pain and discomfort.
Root canal treatment lets you keep your natural tooth even when severely damaged or infected. Preserving the natural tooth is preferred over-extraction, as it helps maintain proper chewing function and prevents neighboring teeth from shifting out of place.
A dental crown is typically placed over the treated tooth after a successful root canal treatment. This restoration restores the tooth's strength, functionality, and aesthetics, making it virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
A severely infected tooth can lead to more severe dental and overall health issues if left untreated. Root canal treatment helps prevent complications such as the spread of infection, abscess formation, and potential tooth loss.
It's essential to seek prompt dental care if you experience signs of tooth infection or damage, as early detection and treatment increase the likelihood of a successful root canal procedure. To learn more about the benefits of root canal treatment, visit Coeur D’Alene Family Dentistry at 2201 N Government Way G, Coeur D Alene, ID 83814, or call (208) 664 – 9129.