The mouth can be a breeding ground for bacteria if it is not cleaned properly on a daily basis. A few stray food particles in the mouth is all that is needed for the bacteria to grow. If the bacteria in your mouth gets too bad, then it will severely damage your teeth. The only safe way to fix a tooth that is badly infected and dying is via root canals.
A root canal is a special dental procedure designed to save a tooth after it has become extremely damaged by a bacterial infection. Since it is a relatively complicated procedure, root canals are only recommended when the infection has reached the pulp of the tooth. In order to save the tooth, all of the damaged portions of the tooth must be removed during the root canal. If the infection is left untreated, then you will lose your tooth.
Once our team has determined that you need to get a root canal, they will use a small needle to inject a local anesthesia directly into the damaged tooth. They will then place a small piece of rubber near the tooth to keep it isolated throughout the entire procedure.
Once the tooth is numb, they will use a small drill to create a hole on the top of your infected tooth. A tiny file is then used to remove all of the damaged pulp inside of the tooth. The inside of the tooth is then irrigated with water to ensure everything is removed. An antibacterial solution is then put inside the tooth to kill any leftover bacteria.
The damaged tooth is filled after it has been cleaned and dried. After the inside of the tooth is completely filled, it will be covered with a temporary crown. You will have to return to the office in a few weeks to install the permanent crown. This new permanent crown will look and function exactly like your natural teeth.
Since all of the infected portion of the tooth is removed during the procedure, root canals will instantly eliminate all of your troublesome symptoms. The best way to maintain your new tooth is by brushing and flossing your teeth on a daily basis. If you take good care of your mouth after the root canal, then your newly restored tooth will last the rest of your life. Call us at Brevard Smiles to schedule your consultation in Indian Harbour Beach or Rockledge, FL. Contact us today to book your appointment!