People would love to have their teeth remain healthy every time so they do everything they could to keep it this way. Eating nutritious food, specially those that will not affect them negatively, is among them to help in strengthening them. Regular brushing of teeth is another to clean all the remaining food particles and their resulting stain particularly when eating unhealthy ones.
But sometimes they would get infected no matter how much care we put in preventing this from happening to you. That is why you should have your root canal Missouri inspected to know if they are infected and need treatment. This is recommended when the infection is deep within the tooth to prevent the infection from spreading to surround tissue and form abscesses.
Reasons for getting the pulp in the tooth be infected could be due to an injury or a severe cavity that was left untreated. If treatment will not be given, this may become severe enough resulting in having to remove that tooth with an infection. Although most people are afraid of undergoing this procedure because of the severe pain.
This is because the nerves are located within the root canal and is among those removed during the procedure. These nerves are not that important with the function and health of teeth after they have emerged from the gums. Their function is to only provide the hot or cold sensation and does not affect their daily functions.
Removing the pulp is necessary because when this tissue is damaged, they break down and bacteria starts to multiply within the chamber. These bacterias can cause the formation or abscess which is a pocket filled with puss at the end of roots of teeth. Abscess happens when the infection is spreading past the end of roots.
Aside from abscess, other things can be caused by the infection when left untreated such as bone loss around the root and its tip. Another is swelling which might spread in other areas such as on the head, neck or face. Drainage problems due to a hole that occurred at the side of tooth and draining into gums or the cheek into skin.
This treatment could be performed by an endodontist or dentist specializing in this problem and requiring for more than one visit to their office. Choosing who between the two professionals usually depend on the difficulty of the procedure and the comfort level of your dentist. They would discuss with you who is better suited for performing this.
After a few days of having completed the treatment, the tooth might feel sensitive because of tissue inflammation that naturally occurs when there was infection or pain previously. This discomfort or sensitivity is controllable by taking pain medications available over the counter. Most patients could usually return the next day to their daily activities.
If the procedure is not finished completely then minimize chewing with the tooth being repaired. This helps in avoiding contaminating it again and getting broken before its full restoration. Continue with your usual oral health care while seeing the dentists at scheduled intervals.