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Root Canal

3D rendered cross-section view of a tooth and its roots A root canal is a dental procedure that involves the extraction of the gum's soft core, known as the pulp. The pulp is composed of nerves, blood vessels, and blood arteries that aid in the tooth's growth. Thus, a root canal is a procedure used to heal and protect a seriously injured tissue tooth rather than extract it. The phrase "root canal" refers to cleaning the canals inside the root of a tooth. Root canal procedures used to be quite unpleasant. With dental advancements, most patients experience little to no discomfort throughout a root canal. In most situations, you will be sedated during the procedure. If you are a candidate for root canal treatment, our skilled team at Hidden Springs Family Dentistry can provide the best solution for your problem.

When is a Root Canal Necessary?

When the soft inner component, referred to as the pulp, is damaged, irritated, or contaminated, a root canal is done. Even if the pulp is deceased, the cap of the tooth, the area visible above the gums, can stay intact. The best method to protect the architecture of the tooth is to remove damaged or diseased pulp.

The following are some of the most common causes of pulp damage:
•  Severe decay as a result of an undiagnosed cavity
•  Many dental treatments on the same tooth
•  A chip or fracture in the tooth
•  Trauma to the teeth - You may hurt a tooth if you are hit in the mouth. The tooth pulp can still be injured even if the injury does not fracture the tooth.

The most frequent signs of injured pulp are tooth discomfort, swelling and a burning feeling in your gums. To confirm the diagnosis, our trained team will examine the affected tooth and take x-rays. If our experts believe you require a root canal, they will advise you accordingly.

Some of the Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment prevents infection from spreading to adjacent teeth. An illness in the tooth cavity causes discomfort or tooth decay.

This procedure attempts to save your tooth, and keeps your jawline from degenerating. It improves your mouth and overall health.

Who is a Good Candidate for a Root Canal?

If your tooth is infected or disturbed due to severe decay, if you have experienced damage to the teeth, or if you have had recurrent dental procedures that simply are not getting the job done, you may be a candidate for a root canal. A patient's root canal and medical histories will be used to determine whether root canal treatment is appropriate for them during the visit.

At Hidden Springs Family Dentistry we can provide you with all the necessary services you need concerning root canals. To learn more, please get in touch with us at (971) 414-3994 for more information. We can schedule your next appointment to assess your situation.
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