Root Canal Treatment to the Rescue

December 21, 2017

The words ‘root canal’ can sound scary to many people. In reality, root canal treatment is often the last chance to rescue a tooth before a necessary extraction. In many cases, the root canal treatment itself is often less painful than the toothache it is relieving. Root canal treatment, also known as endodontics, can save a tooth that has faced extensive damage or decay. A root canal treatment can be an important step to restoring the natural tooth and preventing it from being pulled. 

What to Expect

Root canal treats the inner chamber of your tooth that may be affected by damage from an injury or from severe tooth decay. Blood vessels, nerves, and soft tissue live inside the inner chamber of your tooth, which is why it can be painful when this area is affected.  The process of a root canal treatment is the process of accessing and disinfecting the tooth’s pulp and the root canal that connects the soft tissue to the bone. The area is cleaned of infection and any damaged tooth or tissue is removed. The chamber may be filled with a material in order to stabilize it. A dental crown will likely be needed to restore the tooth for chewing, biting, and appearance.

How Does It Rescue the Tooth?

A root canal treatment can stop an infection from spreading through the tooth’s root canal into the bone and/or bloodstream and ultimately to the rest of the body. If root canal treatment is not done, the infection can spread and be dangerous to your health. Your dentist or doctor will recommend pulling the tooth in an effort to stop the infection form causing harm to your overall health. A root canal treatment can save your tooth from being extracted. It can relieve a toothache, and be an important step in restoring a damaged or decayed tooth.

A Root Canal Treatment Can Save Your Tooth

If you have severe damage or decay, a root canal treatment may be able to save your tooth. To schedule a consultation, call E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-210-1701. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, Leawood, Gardner, and all surrounding communities.