Did you know that tooth decay might permanently damage your teeth? In order to prevent teeth from dying or to heal a broken tooth, dentists will often perform root canal therapy.
During root canal therapy, the dentist removes any decayed pulp from the center of the infected tooth. Once done, they ﬁll in the empty space with an inert ﬁlling. By doing so, the treatment stops any decay or pain.
What are Abscessed Teeth?
Abscessed teeth occur when puss ﬁlls in the gum space around them. If left without proper care for too long, the tooth and the jawbone encasing it deteriorate, making it possible for your tooth to become infected.
Signs of abscessed teeth:
- Pain in your gums
- Gum swelling
- Bad taste in your mouth
If you catch an abscessed tooth in its early stages, your dentist can treat it with antibiotics or by draining it. However, if the tooth becomes infected, your dentist will probably perform a root canal to prevent any further damage.
If you are interested in finding out more about root canal therapy, contact our Westerville dentists through our website or call us directly at (614) 882-1135. Westerville Dental Associates standard is to be the very best at providing our patients “optimal care”, while making them “Feel Right at Home”.