Wondering if a Root Canal Treatment Is Going to Save Your Tooth?

Posted on: August 2, 2018

Are you thinking that one of your teeth is in jeopardy and in need of a root canal treatment? It really is important for you to do everything you can to save your natural teeth. Your teeth are meant to last a lifetime and when one of them is badly decayed, finding a solution to save the rest of your tooth is always suggested. If your tooth is in jeopardy and you do not have a root canal, then it is very likely that you will lose the entire tooth. If you do end up losing a tooth then you will need to choose a tooth replacement to fill the empty space.

Can a root canal treatment save every tooth?

While a root canal is performed in order to save the tooth, not every tooth is able to be saved. When a tooth is in need of a root canal, it means that the whole tooth is already at risk. An experienced dentist will do all that they can in order to save the tooth, but sometimes the tooth is just not able to be saved because it is too far gone. The only way to know for sure is to have the root canal procedure done.

How endodontic treatment works

When a tooth is in jeopardy, it is often because the pulp inside the tooth has somehow become infected. When a root canal is performed, it is necessary for a dentist to remove all of the pulp from the inside of the tooth, as this is the part of a tooth that is causing the oral problems. Once the dentist removes all of the pulp, they will proceed to clean out the entire inside of the tooth to make sure that all of the pulp is gone.

The next step requires the dentist to disinfect the tooth, which is going to ensure that there is no chance of infection. The tooth is then filled with a special material that keeps it completely sealed so nothing can get inside of the tooth that can potentially cause problems. A crown can be placed over the tooth if needed.

Is a root canal the right choice for you?

Do you think you are in need of root canal treatment so to save your tooth? It really is important that you find a solution for the tooth so that you do lose it. Finding a solution should be done as soon as possible. If you have any questions that need to be answered that can help you make the right choice, please do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.

What’s the bottom line?

Call (608) 466-4227 today to reach Feist Siegert Dental.

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