When the dental pulp inside a tooth becomes infected and inflamed, it can cause severe pain and discomfort. This can happen for various reasons, such as extensive or deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the same tooth, or a chip or crack that allowed bacteria to enter. To address this, the doctors at Triad Dentistry of Greensboro, North Carolina, will often recommend a procedure called root canal therapy, sometimes called endodontic treatment.
Root canals have a long-standing notion of being painful, but they are actually only painful until a dentist treats them. The tell-tale severe toothache often indicates a problem, and our team at Triad Dentistry can assess the situation and make treatment recommendations–which may include endodontic therapy with sedation and local anesthetics. This procedure is the last chance to save the tooth from permanent extraction and eliminates the need for replacement if performed by a skilled provider.
While we always want to focus on ensuring what is best for the smile’s health, including a focus on holistic and biocompatible solutions, root canal infection is one of those situations that often require professional treatment. In most situations, the condition needs to be addressed by a professional with antibiotics and endodontic therapy. If left undiagnosed and untreated, it can become a more serious issue. When the toothache begins, this is when a trip to the dentist needs to happen for further assistance.
If you are interested in painless root canals with sedation to control an unexpected infection, our team at Triad Dentistry of Greensboro, NC, can help. We proudly serve patients in and around the areas of High Point, Winston-Salem, Archdale, Asheboro, Browns Summit, Burlington, and Elon, NC, and can be reached by calling (336) 383-1482. Our office is located at 2516-A Oakcrest Avenue and is open to new and returning patients seeking general or emergency dentistry.