What are the signs of an infected tooth?
At Scott and Derry Dental Care of Milton, Ontario, patients can receive the care they need to achieve and maintain their oral health and wellness. Dr. Jameela Jifri and her dental associates are pleased to provide a wide range of services, including general, cosmetic, and restorative care. In situations where patients have signs of an infection in their smile, procedures such as root canal therapy may need to be completed on an emergency basis. Continue reading to learn more about the signs of infected tooth nerves and teeth and what can be done to save them from extraction.
What are some signs of an infected tooth?
An infected tooth can cause a number of different symptoms, including:
If you think you might have an infected tooth, it is vital that you see a dentist as soon as you can so that the infection can be treated and the tooth can be saved.
What is done during root canal therapy?
Patients often have questions about the root canal procedure, as they may have heard a lot of negative things about it. Before this procedure, the patient is numbed with a local anesthetic and may be relaxed further with proper sedation. Then, the dentist will clean out the infected pulp from within the tooth. Once this is done, the tooth is sealed to prevent further infection. In many instances, a dental crown may be placed over the tooth to protect it from future damage. This is done at a later appointment, though the tooth might be prepared and a temporary crown put in place as a layer of protection against tooth damage. Patients are given aftercare instructions to care for their smile after root canal therapy has been completed.
How do I reach a dentist in my community?
Milton, ON area patients who suspect an infected tooth may need to speak to a dentist about possible treatment, including root canal therapy. Call the office of Dr. Jameela Jifri and her team at Scott and Derry Dental Care by dialling (855) 438-4999 to learn more about infected tooth nerves and the need for immediate treatments.
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