Have you recently been experiencing a toothache or tooth sensitivity? Notice your gums appear swollen or even infected? You may be in need of root canal treatment. Luckily, Westbrook Village Dental can help! We are proud to offer root canals in Peoria for our patients suffering from an infected, damaged or decayed tooth root/pulp. Are you wondering if you need a root canal treatment? Common symptoms to look out for include toothache, pressure, bite, and temperature sensitivity, discolored or darkened teeth, exposed tooth root, and receding, swollen, tender, or infected gums.
Many patients, however, report experiencing no symptoms until the condition had advanced. Scheduling routine, professional dental care with your dentist can help reduce your risk of tooth decay, infection and even damage that can lead to root canal treatment being necessary. Think you may need a root canal in Peoria? Contact Westbrook Village Dental to schedule your appointment.
Prior to root canal treatment, x-rays will be taken to get a better picture of your affected tooth, and its root and determine whether a root canal is actually the best course of action. A local anesthetic may be applied to the area if there is still feeling in your affected tooth. During root canal treatment in Peoria, your dentist will create a tiny hole in your affected tooth to access the root and pulp. The pulp of the tooth contains nerves, blood vessels and other materials which may need to be removed depending upon the severity of your issue. Once the tooth root canal has been completely cleaned and disinfected, the tooth is filled with material to prevent future complications.
Following root canal treatment, we do recommend a dental crown being placed. A dental crown can provide additional structural support, strength, and protection for the affected tooth, preventing additional complications later in life.
Think that you may benefit from a root canal in Peoria, AZ? Contact our endodontist at Westbrook Village Dental today. We’d be happy to schedule your consultation to determine if root canal treatment is the best option for your smile and overall oral health.