Few things are dreaded more in life than the words, “You need a root canal.” The fact of the matter, however, is that a root canal is a fairly simple and efficient procedure that prevents tooth loss while also protecting your oral health. In fact, the pain leading up to the root canal is always worse than the procedure itself.
If you are suffering from throbbing or persistent pain in one or more of your teeth, talk to Drs. Arturo and Maria Ricard about getting a root canal to restore your health and to save your tooth. Ricard Family Dentistry, located in Fort Pierce and Port St. Lucie, offers the latest in technology to ensure that any infection inside the tooth is eliminated and the roots are cleaned.
What Are the Symptoms of an Infected Tooth?
Many patients are not even aware that they have an infected tooth until the pain begins and continues to get worse. If the tooth is also decayed, this could mean that you have infected tooth pulp that can cause some serious damage to that tooth.
Some of the common signs of an infected tooth include chips, cracks or fissures in the tooth, as well as the need for dental procedures in that same area on a frequent basis. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is critical you come in for an oral evaluation immediately.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
In spite of the fear it incites in many people, root canal therapy is actually a simple procedure that can prevent infection from spreading. When you come in for treatment, we will remove the infected pulp from the tooth and thoroughly clean the canal system. After that, the area will be sealed and filled.
Because the procedure will weaken the problem tooth, it will be fitted with a crown. This will not only prevent infection from causing any more damage, but it will also restore and strengthen the tooth so it will be stronger than the tooth in its natural form.
One of the most surprising facts about root canals is that generally, the pain felt leading up to the procedure is far worse than any discomfort that accompanies the procedure. People really do not have to fear root canals!
Maintain Your Best Oral Health with Root Canal Therapy
We can perform a root canal immediately after infection is detected in the tooth pulp and generally take care of the problem in just one appointment. Early treatment is essential to prevent any damage from occurring to both the problem tooth and the teeth that surround it. When you come in for an exam, we will determine whether or not you are a good candidate for a root canal.
Learn more about root canal treatment by scheduling your appointment with Ricard Family Dentistry in Port St. Lucie or Fort Pierce the moment you start to feel any symptoms.