Root Canals and Fillings at Robson Family Dental
Do you have a cavity that’s run rampant? Are there dark pits or holes in the surface of your tooth? Have you started feeling pain and sensitivity as a result of the decay?
These signs all point to the tooth decay reaching the tender pulp of the tooth, which is filled with blood vessels and sensitive nerve endings. Once decay has reached this point, it can cause immeasurable pain. So, what can a patient do in this situation?
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is an endodontic procedure in which all damaged and diseased tissue from the center of the tooth is removed. If these bacteria and dead tissue are left within the tooth, patients can face worsening symptoms and even greater oral health consequences. To keep damage caused by cavities isolated, it’s best to remove the source of infection completely.
After the tissues have been cleared, the empty cavity is filled in with a tooth-colored resin to prevent the area from further damage. In most cases, an additional dental crown may be placed over the tooth to keep it safe and preserved. Not only is the tooth itself saved from extraction, but it can be protected too.
Why Do You Need Root Canal Treatment?
Many patients may not realize that tooth decay, and the bacteria that cause it, can spread to other teeth. If you leave the tooth decay untreated, it can potentially damage the teeth around it. A lack of good oral hygiene will only further deteriorate your oral health and can even lead to tooth loss.
For these reasons, it’s important to clear away any tissues that have been damaged by decay or bacteria. Once decay has entered inner tooth chamber, there’s no better solution than a root canal.
Fillings and Crowns
After a tooth has been treated with a root canal, the filling process and application of the crown is painless. The tooth-colored resin is malleable and will be secure in the tooth pocket.
As for the crowns, Dr. Robson will make sure that you are happy with the results of your crown. We work hard to make sure that it looks and feels as real as your natural teeth. From the shape to the shade of white, you won’t be able to tell which is the crown and which is your actual tooth.