Endodontic treatment is also known as root canal treatment. It can become necessary if the roots of a tooth become inflamed and infected. Today we will explore the 3 R’s of endodontic treatment. The first will be to explain what Root canal treatment is, the second is pain Relief, and the third is tooth Restoration. Explaining these three R’s will hopefully leave you with a better understanding of the potentially important treatment. Talk to the E-Care Dentistry team in Olathe, KS if you have any questions about endodontic treatment.
#1: Root Canal Treatment
A tooth is comprised of layers. The outer layers the enamel and dentin protect the inner pulp that contains the nerves, soft tissues, and root canals. If decay or injury exposes the inner pulp, it can become infected. To prevent the infection from spreading or needing an extraction, a root canal treatment can be performed. The inner area will be accessed by your dentist to completely disinfect the area and remove any damaged pieces of tooth. The tooth will then be restored.
#2: Relieving Pain
When decay or damage affects only the outer layers of the tooth, it often causes little to no pain. However, once the inner tissues that contain the nerves is affected, it can become quite painful. Inflammation and infection inside the tooth can cause excruciating pain. Endodontic treatment can relieve the inflammation and infection, which will relieve the pain. If you feel a toothache, it is imperative you check in with your dentist quickly to prevent as much damage to your smile as possible.
#3: Restoring the Tooth
After treatment, a tooth can be left quite vulnerable. A crown is often placed atop a tooth after endodontic treatment. A crown can restore the tooth’s abilities to function as well it’s appearance as part of your smile. Without treating and restoring a tooth, you could be leaving your tooth in danger of loss.
Endodontics Can Help Save a Tooth
Root canal treatment can relieve pain and restore a 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.