Our teeth consist of three major layers: the enamel, dentin, and central root canal cavity. The root canal houses the dental pulp, which comprises the blood vessels and nerves responsible for the nourishment and sensation of the tooth. When the oral bacteria gain entry to the root canal cavity, they can infect the pulp and cause a root canal infection.
In most cases, the tartar deposits accumulated on the teeth surfaces are the leading cause of root canal infection. Initially, they form cavities on the teeth, resulting from the erosion of the enamel and decay of the underlying dentin. If cavities are not disinfected and filled with suitable filling material, they can advance onto the dental pulp and cause an infection. Some of the other causes of root canal infection are damage to the teeth leading to cracks or chipping, severe gum disease, etc.
Root canal therapy is often regarded as the last resort to save a severely infected tooth. The dentist will diagnose your condition thoroughly and determine your candidacy for the procedure. If the severity of the infection is mild, it can be treated using medication and restoration. But, if the infection has encroached on the pulp to a large extent, we will have to perform the therapy.
We will clean and disinfect the tooth and administer local anesthesia before commencing. A small hole will be made in the tooth, and the infected pulp will be removed through it using dental files of varying sizes. We will also scrub the walls of the cavity and remove the microbial debris using a jet of water. We will place a small amount of antibiotic medication in the cavity before sealing it off using filling material to prevent reinfection. Since the tooth could weaken gradually due to the absence of nourishment, we will restore it using a ceramic dental crown to hold it intact and prevent damage.
We request you to schedule a consultation with our team of dental experts to get all your oral concerns addressed at the earliest. Please call us at (435) 713-0096 or reach out through online consultation, and we’ll be happy to help.
274 N, Spring Creek Pkwy, Providence, UT 84332
Monday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday : 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday : 8:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday : Closed
Sunday : Closed
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Phone: (435) 713-0096