Root Canal Treatment
The online newsletter, Medical News Today defines the root canal as:
“A 'root canal' is not a treatment, but part of a tooth. It is the hollow section of a tooth that contains the nerve tissue, blood vessels, and other cells, also known as the pulp. A tooth consists of a crown and roots. The crown is mainly above the gum, while the roots are below it. The roots attach the tooth to the jawbone.”
The American Association of Endodontists defines root control treatments as:
“When you undergo a root canal (treatment) or other endodontic treatment, the inflamed or infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is carefully cleaned and disinfected, then filled and sealed with a rubber-like material called gutta-percha. Afterwards, the tooth is restored with a crown or filling for protection and will continue to function like any other tooth.”
As we can see, receiving a root canal procedure is not this terrible, daunting, painful, and drawn out procedure as it has been stigmatized to be. Perhaps at one point, a root canal procedure was unpleasant and uncomfortable, but modern endodontic technology has allowed us to make this process smooth and carefree.
Why Root Canal Therapy?
When attempting to take the best care possible of your family's teeth, mouth, and gums, here are some signs to watch out for:
- If an area of the teeth or gums is especially sensitive to hot or cold, that could be a sign of an infection in the root canal.
- A severe toothache or jaw ache is also a sign of an infected or decaying root canal.
- Sometimes, swelling and tenderness can be an indicator of an infected root canal.
The important thing to remember is to pay attention to any and all symptoms and to get the family in for regular checkups at your family’s dental office. Most of the time, root canal issues can be prevented with regular checkups, frequent cleaning, and routine oral hygiene. But in the event that those routes fail us, receiving regular checkups at your local family dentist will still allow for an infected root canal to be apprehended quickly, allowing for minimal invasion and maintenance in addressing the problem.
McMurphy Family Dentistry – The First Choice in Root Canal Treatments
However, sometimes a root canal treatment is necessary, even if our patient has been taking proper precautions. We’ll do everything we can to prevent the need for one, but if the need does arise, we are the first choice in root canal services. Call our offices today to schedule an appointment at (228)-207-1548. Or if you want to stop by and receive a tour of our facilities, we can be easily located at 2318 Pass Rd #9, in Biloxi, Mississippi, zip code 39531.
Dr. McMurphy and her team welcome you for the best dental service in Biloxi!
One of the most common dental services is teeth whitening. Universally applicable to just about any patient, anyone can benefit from teeth whitening services...
Cosmetic dentistry. Here we have an entire topic in and of itself, all within the field of dentistry. The term cosmetic dentistry applies to any type of dentistry...
We should always do our best to protect our teeth. And we should continue to take great care of our teeth, for as long as we have them. However, even though we may and usually do take...