According to the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), root canals treat and save more than 15 million infected teeth each year. This endodontic procedure is performed by an endodontist, a highly skilled dental professional that specializes in root canal treatment/ re-treatment, and endodontic microsurgery or apicoectomy. The endodontist opens the tooth to remove the infected pulp, thoroughly cleans the inside of the root canal, and then fills and seals the empty space. A dental crown or other restoration is necessary after a root canal to protect the treated tooth.
If you live in El Paso TX and you’ve been experiencing sudden toothache when chewing or biting, or that is keeping you up at night, you should consider contacting the top-rated and experienced El Paso endodontists at Pearl Dental right away if you want to save your tooth. If the endodontics specialist determines that a root canal is the right treatment option for you, it’s in your best interest to choose this procedure over tooth extraction. Not only will a root canal save your natural tooth but you will also benefit from immediate pain relief. It’s also worth noting that, with advanced techniques and anesthetics available in the best El Paso TX dental clinics, you will feel comfortable during the procedure.
Keep in mind that while most teeth can be treated with a root canal, you may not be a good candidate for this endodontic treatment if the root is badly fractured, the tooth does not have proper bone support, or the root canals are not accessible ( if that’s the case, endodontic surgery may be recommended). Following treatment, you should consider having the treated tooth restored with a dental crown especially if the treated tooth is a premolar or molar (extensively used for chewing). Most root canal treatments can be done in one to two 90-minute appointments and most treated teeth last a lifetime, with proper dental care.
If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms associated with an infected root canal such as severe pain, swollen gums, extreme sensitivity to hot and cold, darkening of the gums, or an abscess on the gums, be sure to get in touch with Pearl Dental by phone at (915) 440-6211 or via the online contact form as soon as possible. Booking an appointment with an experienced and trusted endodontist in El Paso, TX should be a priority if you want to avoid the extraction of your infected, painful tooth.