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Root Canals

Dental Health and Root Canals

In the past, if you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, you would probably lose that tooth. Unfortunately a lot of cases which need treatment bare problems not only with teeth themselves but with gums, nerves or jaw bones. That`s why when we say that healthy teeth influence overall human health. Problems with the teeth are a sign of something wrong going on not only in your mouth, and the same relation can be traced backward. If your teeth are not healthy, other not dental, especially digestive problems may occur because of that. Today, with a special dental procedure called root canal treatment, your tooth can be saved. Root canals are a relatively simple procedure involving from one to three office visits.

What is the Purpose of a Root Canal?

A tooth’s nerve is not vitally important to a tooth’s health and function after the tooth has emerged through the gums. Its only function is sensory – to provide the sensation of hot or cold. You will lose sensitivity on this tooth, but you still will have your natural tooth functioning without need of replacement. The presence or absence of a nerve will not affect the day-to-day functioning of the tooth. When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp and germs can cause an infection inside the tooth. It is very dangerous. If left untreated, an abscess may form. If the infected tissue is not removed, pain and swelling can result. This can not only injure your jawbones, but it is detrimental to your overall health. What are the signs that a root canal is needed? Teeth that require root canal therapy are not always painful, they might be

When a tooth is cracked or has a deep cavity, bacteria can enter the pulp and germs can cause an infection inside the tooth. It is very dangerous. If left untreated, an abscess may form. If the infected tissue is not removed, pain and swelling can result. This can not only injure your jawbones, but it is detrimental to your overall health.

What are the Signs That a Root Canal is Needed?

Tooth pain, Powell Family Dental

Teeth that require root canal therapy are not always painful, they might be extra sensitive. However, signs you may need a root canal include severe tooth extra sensitive chewing or application of pressure, prolonged sensitivity or pain in response to hot and cold temperatures. It’s always better to check early with the Dr Dontsova or Dr Khlevnoy the reasons for any teeth discomfort. Proper treatment may prevent complicated problems and would be friendlier on your wallet. If you begin to experience pain and need to see a doctor right away, call us at  (503) 788-0405 or (503) 468-5445 and we will do our best to see you right away.