Do you experience frequent tooth pain? Have you noticed signs of gum swelling or infection? You may be experiencing an infected or inflamed tooth root. Luckily the experts at Dental Serenity in Dumfries, VA near Woodbridge, VA can help. We offer root canal therapy for patients that suffer from an infected root canal.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Inside each of your teeth is a “pulp” which runs down through the root. When the pulp is injured or infected, the tissue begins to die, resulting in your tooth becoming infected. A root canal may be necessary to save the tooth from being lost. During root canal therapy, the infected, damaged tissue will be removed. The “root canal” will be cleaned and then sealed to protect your tooth from further damage. Typically, a crown is placed on the tooth to provide structural integrity and prevent any further damage.
Patients that neglect to treat a severely damaged or infected tooth pulp may experience more serious complications such as tooth loss, abscess formation or even an infection of the blood known as sepsis.
Think you’d benefit from root canal therapy? Contact our Dumfries, VA dentist office today; we’d be happy to schedule an appointment and determine whether root canal treatment is the right option for you.