Saving Infected Root Canals
The roots of your teeth are important for several different reasons. For example, being implanted into your jawbone, the roots help keep your teeth steady as you bite, chew, and speak every day. The canal inside of your tooth’s root is also the pathway through which your jawbone sends your tooth essential minerals and nutrients. This canal is connected to the pulp chamber at the center of your tooth, where the nerves, blood vessels, and other soft tissues are located. In cases of internal tooth decay, these tissues can become infected, causing severe discomfort and significant risks to your tooth and oral health.
The point of root canal treatment
Root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is the process of carefully removing the infected tissues and structures from within the inside of your tooth. Removing the tissues and clearing the infection from your tooth’s pulp and root canal helps stop the decay from spreading. It also leaves room for us to refill the tooth with strong, biocompatible material, restoring its health, integrity, and ability to continue functioning properly.
Benefits of rotary endodontics
At our office, we strive to make root canal treatment (and all of our customized treatment options) as comfortable as possible. That’s why we often recommend rotary endodontic treatment, which involves using advanced imaging, rotary technology, and more to eliminate the noise and discomfort that’s often associated with root canal treatment. Compared to traditional root canal therapy, rotary endodontics offers a number of significant benefits, such as:
- Significantly improved comfort
- Higher precision to preserve more tooth structure
- No uncomfortably noisy dental drill
- Improved long-term health for your tooth
- Avoiding the need for tooth extraction
- And more
Save your tooth from extreme decay
Some cases of tooth decay are too invasive for a tooth filling to address, but you may still be able to save your tooth with the help of root canal treatment. To learn more, schedule a consultation at Healthy Smiles Family Dentistry in Houston, TX, today by calling (281) 974-4494.