If you are experiencing tooth pain from infected teeth, you may be wondering what to do to relieve the pain. While there may be some options for short-term pain relief, such as cold compresses and over-the-counter pain medication, neither of these will address the underlying problem for long-term pain relief. If you need long-term pain relief from infected teeth, your best option may be a root canal. For root canals in Waterford, White Lake & West Bloomfield, MI, consider reaching out to Dr. Glen Marsack of Crescent Lake Dental.
What Is A Root Canal?
A root canal, also called endodontic therapy, is a procedure performed by a dentist as a means to try to save the tooth from needing to be pulled when the nerve or pulp of the tooth becomes infected. The pulp of the tooth is the innermost part of the tooth which contains the nerves and blood supply. Because of this, the pulp of the tooth is often very sensitive and therefore can cause pain if damaged or infected. Infection in this area of the tooth may be a result of inflammation from decay, such as a cavity left untreated, a cracked or broken tooth that causes bacteria to get inside, or other trauma to the mouth causing severe damage.
How Do Root Canals Relieve Pain?
Root canals in Waterford, White Lake & West Bloomfield, MI, are used to relieve pain caused by tooth infection. This treatment works by having your dentist carefully remove the pulp inside the tooth, which has become infected, clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth cavity and root canals, and place a filling at the drill site to seal the space from future infection. If this process requires reshaping of the root canals your dentist will also be able to complete this during the procedure. Following recovery from a root canal, you should no longer feel any tooth pain as the cause for the pain has been completely removed.
Where To Find Pain Relief Today
If you are suffering from tooth pain due to infected teeth and seeking relief today, consider root canals in Waterford, White Lake & West Bloomfield, MI, with Dr. Marsack. His office in Waterford, Crescent Lake Dental, can be reached by calling (248) 682-9331.