Brushing and flossing your teeth each day is a simple routine for beautiful teeth, but sometimes due to injury or sickness, the health of a smile suffers. Staining and decay can mar an otherwise great grin. An exam will show if you require a root canal and anything else that needs improvement. At our practice, Dr. Yati Yadav of Your Family Dentist, PC in Peoria, AZ and serving the Glendale and Phoenix, AZ area, can help.
What can a root canal fix?
Root canals fix teeth that are badly decayed at the root, fostering infections beneath the tooth. These infections can present as a small bump on the gums. Pain is usually present in the surrounding tissue.
This procedure also adjusts very decayed teeth that appear darker in color. This discoloration is due to decay or where the enamel has weakened. While root canals do not add coverings to the teeth, they do stop the progression of the infection.
Root canals also address discomfort when the patient consumes food or when pressure is applied to the area. Sensitivity and tooth pain that continues after hot and/or cold foods or are no longer near or on the teeth.
Patients that experience pain in their gums that increases during the day and then recedes in the evening may need a root canal. Should you notice tender, inflamed tissue near the area of the tooth irritation, a root canal from your dentist may be able to fix this.
When the teeth are cracked, they become more susceptible to infection and other challenges. According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canals can fix deeply cracked teeth and restore them before the infection gets worse.
Maybe you have noticed changes in your dentition that signal the need for a root canal. Dr. Yadav is happy to examine your teeth and meet your dental needs. Contact Your Family Dentist, PC in Peoria, AZ and serving the Glendale and Phoenix, AZ area at (623) 878-3300 to schedule a consultation.