When a tooth becomes infected, it can be very painful. Inflammation and infection can impact the nerves inside the tooth, causing extreme pain. If not treated promptly, an infected tooth can die and need removal. Root canal therapy is the best general dental treatment to stop an infection and save a tooth. At Smile Design Studios, we offer gentle root canals that can give you relief and preserve your beautiful smile when you have an infected tooth.
Cracks or damage to a tooth’s exterior can allow bacteria to enter the softer dentin inside a tooth. Decay and infection can occur inside, causing inflammation, abscesses and nerve damage. Once a tooth is infected, there are usually only two options: root canal or removal. Whenever possible, saving a tooth is the best solution. Root canals can help protect the health and appearance of your smile while offering you relief from your tooth pain.
Stop Infected Tooth Pain
Root canals have a bad reputation for pain. In reality, they are actually the solution to severe pain that is caused by infection. In the past, root canals were more invasive and often required multiple visits to complete. With our advanced technology and methods at Smile Design Studios, most root canals can be performed in one visit. They are similar in the level of discomfort to removing a cavity. Once the infected tooth material is removed and the tooth is disinfected, the pain from the infection is gone. We reseal the tooth and add a dental crown to protect it from further damage.
If you have severe tooth pain, please contact us at Smile Design Studios for an emergency dental appointment. You may have an infected tooth that needs treatment. We offer gentle root canals to stop the pain and save your tooth. We accept most dental insurance plans to help cover the cost of your procedure.