Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?
This is a question that is often asked by patients who have experienced either tooth related trauma, injury or chronic pain. While there are many different types of dental conditions that would require root canal, one of the most common is when the pulp of the tooth has become infected for some reason. If this infection does not respond to medication and is recurring in nature than root canal may indeed be the best option for the patient. Patients may even experience chronic and extreme pain as the inflamed tissue affects surrounding nerves.
If A Cavity Has Become Deep And Large In Nature
There are other cases where the patient may feel no pain due to the fact that the infection has actually damaged or destroyed nerves in the immediate vicinity of the tooth. Root canal is clearly necessary when a tooth has become infected or inflamed because bacteria have entered the core of the tooth. This is most often likely due to the fact that a cavity has become deep and large in nature. When bacteria has made its way to the pulp of the tooth the end result is a deep infection. Keep in mind that root canal treatment is often used as a way to avoid the necessity for extracting or removing the tooth that could otherwise be saved.
An Invasive Cavity Clearly Requires Root Canal Therapy
A tooth that has become weakened due to too many dental procedures or an excessively deep and invasive cavity clearly requires root canal therapy. Working with an endodontist a patient can be sure to get the best possible treatment when it comes to root canal. With years of experience and additional training beyond general dentistry, and endodontist can help to save a tooth that might otherwise require extraction. Contact South Houston Endodontics and Root Canal Specialists today for the best in root canal treatment in Houston.
Dr. Kevin K. Sameti
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