Why You May Need Root Canal Therapy

Professional dentist hold and show transparent crystal artificial red root tooth figure model ceramic material object for medical dental oral care in two palms hand for clinic and hospital explainIt goes without saying that achieving a lifelong, healthy smile can be more complex than it is given credit for. After all, nearly every factor can pose a threat to your health, and as such, your preventive routine must be thorough enough to address these varying aspects. This also means that falling short in any one category can subject you to increased chances of infection, and waiting to seek treatment is never the answer. In today’s blog, your Conroe, TX dentist discusses how oral concerns develop and progress, as well as telltale signs that you may need to seek root canal therapy.

Decreased Function

Have you ever gone about your day and experienced a random sharp or shooting pain in your jaw? How about when you attempt to bite into an apple and are immediately flooded with a painful sensation? If you have answered yes to either of these questions, chances are you are experiencing some form of significant dental infection.

Indeed, there are a variety of ways that a person can receive an infection, and more often than not, it arises out of sub-par care to a certain area during your daily routine. Most commonly, infection arises from tooth decay that creates a cavity. When the cavity is not treated, the decay can spread into the inner part of a tooth, causing damage to the nerves your roots house. This is why you may experience sharp pains, difficulty biting, chewing, or eating, and overall discomfort. To learn more about this process and what your options may be, give our team a call today.

Your Cavity Has Progressed

Sometimes it can be difficult to identify a cavity, especially if it develops around your back molars. Because of this, our team encourages you to attend your checkups consistently so that we can ensure that concerns that have developed do not get significantly worse.

Without proper care or early treatment, your cavity will continue to get worse. In fact, the infection will cause the hole to become larger, allowing bacteria to work their way into the inner parts of your teeth. As this occurs, a filling’s chances of success dwindle, and you soon are in need of more extensive treatment.

Becoming At Risk for Tooth Loss

Finally, it is important to consider that infection and damage can become so severe that your only option may be to have a tooth removed. Because this is a less desirable outcome, we suggest seeking root canal therapy sooner so that your chances of successful treatment and maintaining a natural tooth increase.

Learn More Today

Contact The Dental Centre of Conroe in Conroe, TX by calling 936-441-4600 to schedule your next appointment with our team and learn more about the need for root canal therapy.