When our teeth become abscessed or infected, restorative treatment is crucial. Otherwise, people could end up losing a tooth and suffering the serious complications of tooth loss. How does root canal therapy treat infections and stop tooth loss? When should our Brighton, MA, residents seek treatment? Find out more about endodontic therapy in today’s blog!

The Dangers of an Infection

How does a dental infection impact our smile? Well, a tooth becomes infected when harmful bacteria reach the inner pup, the nerve center of your tooth that keeps teeth alive and healthy. The pulp could become exposed to bacteria due to untreated cavities or serious injury to the teeth, such as fractures or breakage. Without treatment, the bacteria could cause the inner pulp to die, essentially killing the tooth itself. We will then need to remove the tooth to protect surrounding teeth and the jawbone from the spread of infection. Addressing the issue early is key to preserving your smile.

Don’t Ignore Discomfort

Patients with an infected tooth often report a number of uncomfortable symptoms. For example, they may notice pain when biting down or when they eat. Fever is also common, as well as swelling around the infected tooth. Other symptoms include a discharge from the tooth. If you begin to experience persistent discomfort or any of these other symptoms, then please let us know. We will perform a detailed examination to see if you require treatment for an advanced cavity or an infected tooth.

The Root Canal Procedure

What should a patient expect from the procedure? First, we will administer local anesthesia or discuss sedation to ensure comfort during the procedures. We next open the tooth to remove the infected tissue. Afterward, we will need to clean the interior of the tooth and add a restorative material. After the material cures, we create a custom-made dental crown to cap the tooth. The crown looks natural and protects the tooth from further decay or infection. Following treatment, your tooth will look natural and blend with your smile. If you have any questions about our approach to endodontic treatment, then contact our team today. Don’t let a dental infection impact your smile’s health and appearance, talk to your Brighton, MA, dentists about a safe and comfortable solution!

Do You Need Endodontic Treatment?

At Brighton Family Dental Group, we offer a unique restorative solution to serious dental health issues. To learn more, please speak with our team today. You can schedule an appointment or consultation with Dr. Villani or Dr. Kondrat by reaching out to our office at (617) 562-5210. We are proud to offer a range of dental services to patients from Brighton, Watertown, Cambridge, Brookline, Newton, and all neighboring communities.