An infection in your tooth can spread fast, quickly reaching down into the soft tissues and root. The pain of a tooth infection is tremendous, but the consequences can be even worse. An untreated tooth infection will eventually spread throughout your mouth and could easily get into your blood, causing infection in other parts of your body as well. When infection becomes this severe, the complications can be devastating to your health.
At Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness, we recommend that you contact us at the first sign of tooth pain. Not only can we quickly diagnose the cause, but we can also treat it before it becomes a serious problem.
One way we treat infected teeth is with Root Canal Therapy. This treatment will restore your dental health and eliminate any pain you are experiencing. While the treatment has a bad reputation in popular culture, the truth is that Root Canal Therapy is an essential treatment that can save your tooth.
- The first step in Root Canal Therapy is numbing the area involved to ensure that you stay comfortable the entire time.
- Next, your dentist will use special tools to clear out the infection, similar to when you get a filling for a cavity.
- Once your tooth is thoroughly cleaned out and all infected material is removed, your dentist will fill in the hole with a special antibacterial substance to prevent the infection from coming back.
- Your dentist will then seal the hole to keep the material inside, and depending on the severity of the damage, you may need a crown to restore the structure of your tooth.
After the procedure, you will need some time to recover, and you will also need to follow your dentist’s aftercare instructions to ensure that the tooth heals correctly. We will provide pain medication if needed and antibiotics that you should be careful to take as instructed.
Once your tooth is fully healed, it will look and feel better than ever. Your pain will be gone, and you can resume your normal life, eating and drinking as usual, and smiling with confidence.
Our experienced dentists may recommend a root canal to save your teeth from extraction and restore your healthy smile so you can avoid the need for more complex or invasive treatments. Call Chichetti & Patel Dental Wellness at 704-233-3430 to schedule your consultation with Dr. Joe Chichetti or Dr. Reena Patel and learn more about root canal therapy in Charlotte, North Carolina.