Root Canal Treatment In Apache Junction

Root Canal Treatment In Apache Junction

Many patients know what a root canal is and suspect that it is a painful procedure that involves the removal of the tooth. You may be surprised to know that dental experts at Meridian Dental Care aim to preserve your natural tooth and keep your smile beautiful. Our goal is to get rid of bacteria and other problems in the mouth while saving the structure of your natural teeth. A root canal allows us to do just this.

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is when your dentist removed the pulp located inside of a tooth if it has become infected or inflamed. This pulp contained nerves, blood vessels, and tissues that were once used to nourish your teeth as they grew. Permanent teeth can have these tissues safely removed during a root canal. If left untreated, a severe infection can develop and result in severe pain, inflammation, tenderness in the area around the tooth, loss of the tooth, and the spread of infection.

If your dentist recommends a root canal, treatment should be received as soon as possible. The longer you wait to see a dental professional at Meridian Dental Care, the more damage is done to your oral health and the affected tooth or teeth.

Do I Need a Root Canal?

A root canal is often required when the tooth has been injured or due to genetic factors or deep cavities. They can also stem from issues involving a past filling placed in the tooth. Patients will notice some signs of an issue that may indicate the need for a dental visit and possibly a root canal. Some signs patients may notice include:

  • Sensitivity to heat or the cold
  • Tenderness in the area surrounding a tooth
  • Pain when biting or chewing

Avoid Tooth Extractions at Meridian Dental Care

You can avoid having to lose your tooth by visiting a Meridian Dental Care professional and getting treatment when you experience pain in your mouth. It is recommended that you visit your dentist at least twice a year to ensure that your oral health is good and there is no damage or decay in the mouth.

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