Relieve Tooth Pain With A Root Canal

A toothache can put an abrupt stop to your day. If you begin to experience sudden and persistent discomfort, you should see your dentist as soon as possible. This may be due to serious decay or an infection. Dr. Browne and his team in Prairie Village, KS, may be able to help relieve this problem with root canal treatment.

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Fillings Restore Your Tooth After A Cavity

Cavities are a dental concern that affects nearly every patient. This common problem can be treated with a minimally invasive restoration. The damaged part of the dental structure will be removed and cleaned before the material is added to the area. This material is lifelike and highly durable, meaning it will not stand out against your smile and can last for several years.

Preventive measures such as a good oral hygiene routine can help reduce the chances of developing decay. You should brush and floss twice a day to remove food particles from your mouth. Do not forget to see your dentist regularly, too, for a cleaning and examination. These steps can help prevent decay and treat it early when necessary.

When A Root Canal Is Necessary

If a cavity is left untreated, it can continue to progress further into your tooth. It can wear down your enamel, then the dentin, and finally may reach the pulp. At this stage, you may begin to notice extreme sensitivity when eating or a painful ache. A filling may not be able to resolve this problem because the cavity is too deep. Instead, root canal therapy may be necessary. The damaged tissue in the pulp will be taken out and a strong material will be added to the area to help restrengthen the structure. Many patients are intimated by this procedure because it is often associated with pain. However, this treatment can help relieve discomfort and keep your smile healthy.

Do Not Put Off This Treatment

It is important to not prolong this restoration. A toothache due to a severe cavity will likely not go away on its own and can cause you discomfort. Ignoring this problem could also result in an infection which can disrupt your oral health. If the decay is left untreated for too long, restoration may not be able to save your smile. Instead, an extraction may be required. This is often the last resort that is suggested if the tooth cannot be saved. After you have healed from a removal, you will need to discuss replacement options with your dentist.

Schedule An Appointment With Our Team

If you are experiencing a severe toothache or decay, schedule a root canal treatment with Dr. Browne by calling our office in Prairie Village, KS, at 913-901-8585.