When we neglect to care for our teeth, there is more at risk than bad breath. Over time, plaque and bacteria can wear down the outside – and inside – of a tooth, necessitating root canal therapy.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a common treatment that is necessary when a cavity reaches the pulp of the tooth. With precision, using the latest technology in oral healthcare, we are able to clean out the infected tooth pulp and disinfect within the tooth. We are then able to fill in the canals and cap the tooth with a crown.
Why Do I Need a Root Canal?
Underneath the hard exterior of your tooth is a soft, pulpy middle. When disease and decay persist, an infection can make its way into the pulp. This can cause pain, sensitivity, and worsening oral and overall health, if left untreated for a prolonged period of time. The pulp does not heal on its own, so dentist intervention is necessary.
Signs and Symptoms of a Pulp Infection
By the time an infection has reached your tooth’s pulp, there are probably some signs of severe decay and disease already visible. However, common symptoms of a progressing infection include but aren’t limited to:
- Sensitivity to hot or cold
- Pain while chewing
- Bad taste in the mouth
Are You in Need of a Root Canal in Lake Worth?
You deserve a dentist you can trust! So, call Dr. Miguel Ferrer’s office to schedule an appointment and to receive the quality care you deserve.