Injured or infected teeth can often be saved through a root canal (endodontic) treatment. Solomon Dentistry proudly services Charleston and Summerville.
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Years ago, diseased or injured teeth were often pulled or patients had to have painful root canal procedures. Today patients have more options!
Why are Root Canals Necessary?
Inside each of your teeth, there’s a layer of soft tissue referred to as the “pulp”. It’s made up of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, and it extends from the crown of your tooth all the way down to the roots. Root canal treatment is often necessary when the pulp, soft tissue that resides inside the canals of your teeth, or nerve of your tooth becomes either inflamed or infected.
There are a number of different things that can cause that inflammation or infection to occur, including deep decay, a crack or a chip in the tooth that leaves it vulnerable, an injury to the tooth, or even repeated dental procedures on a particular tooth. If left untreated this pulp inflammation and infection will continue to worsen, often resulting in a number of painful symptoms and potentially leading to an abscess. Without treatment, the infection can become severe enough that the tooth has to be removed completely.
Here are some situations where a root canal would be needed:
- Deep decay of a tooth
- Repeated dental procedures on the decayed tooth
- Faulty crowns
- Crack or chip in the tooth
- When the pulp becomes inflamed or infected
The thought of getting a root canal can be scary, but technology has come a long way over the years and the procedure is relatively simple and painless. Let Solomon Dentistry guide you through the process for a healthy and happy smile.
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