To avoid tooth extractions, sometimes treatment can be performed to preserve a natural tooth that is damaged or decayed. One of these treatments for preserving a natural tooth is root canal therapy. Root canal therapy can preserve your tooth for several more years if conducted early and by our experienced team. If you are in need of root canal therapy in Castleton, VT, call our team today to schedule your visit!
What is Root Canal Therapy?
When the pulp of a tooth becomes infected through severe decay or a crack in the tooth, root canal therapy is needed. Root canal therapy removes all present infection and decay from the tooth and also removes the pulp of the tooth. By removing anything that is endangering the tooth and replacing it with a healthy alternative, the natural tooth can be saved from extraction. This treatment is very successful in preserving teeth and can also save a tooth from severe pain or worse infection. Usually, a dental crown needs to be placed over the tooth following root canal therapy.
Signs of a Tooth Infection
How do you know if you need root canal therapy? The main reason for root canal therapy is a tooth infection. If your tooth is infected, you may be experiencing symptoms such as:
- Tooth pain
- Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold
- Facial swelling
- Swollen gums
If you would like to schedule a visit for a consultation, our team can evaluate your smile and check for signs of an infected tooth. Addressing dental problems early can save you from unnecessary pain and discomfort. Left untreated, an infected tooth can lead to an abscessed tooth which is very painful and may require an extraction. A visit with our dentist can answer all of your questions and give you the tools you need to maintain a healthy smile. If you have any questions concerning the condition of your smile, call our team today to schedule your visit!