The loss of a tooth to an extraction is unfortunate, and should be avoided if at all possible. When the pulp inside your tooth becomes infected, there is a distinct chance that your tooth may not be saved if you wait too long to have it treated with root canal therapy here at Cangelosi Family Dentistry. And since a tooth successfully addressed this way is likely to be just as strong and durable as any other tooth, it is clearly the best choice that you can make.
The symptoms that lead to getting out Baton Ridge root canal can range from mild to severe. Pain in your tooth, particularly when you chew food or apply pressure to it, may turn excruciating. It is also typical to have sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks. Other possible signs are gum tenderness, tooth discoloration, and swelling. It is crucial that you get attention for it right away, both to improve the chances that the treatment will provide the desired results, and to offer you the necessary relief from the pain. There are several stages to our Baton Ridge root canal. First, you are numbed with a sufficient amount of local anesthesia to make sure that you are comfortable. Then the tooth is drilled from the top, taking off only about half. That gives our dentist the ability to reach the infected tissue, which is subsequently removed. The canals are cleaned, disinfected, and sealed to conclude the treatment. And after the tooth has healed, you will be fitted with a crown to restore the tooth to its full size, appearance, and function. A temporary crown is placed until then.
Schedule an appointment at our office to either get our Baton Ridge root canal, or to have an examination and x-rays done to find out if you need it done.