If you have had a severe tooth infection or toothache, root canal therapy is a great way to help you preserve your natural teeth and keep your mouth healthier and stronger.
Before root canals were available, many patients who had severe tooth infections (toothache) didn’t have many options beyond tooth extraction. Having a tooth removed can cause a number of problems including difficulties with speech, chewing discomfort, and even jawbone deterioration.
Root canal therapy often can save your tooth and keep you and your mouth healthier and happier.
A root canal is a dental procedure in which decay is carefully removed from infected areas in a tooth. Our skilled staff will gently remove infected pulp, and then clean out any harmful bacteria. Once this process is complete, we will put antibiotic medicine in the infected area and permanently seal your tooth. Some teeth will require a crown. We use beautiful porcelain crowns that match your natural teeth so your smile will be as beautiful as ever.
You may require a root canal if you are experiencing these symptoms:
Abscesses | If an abscess forms on or near your tooth.
Sensitivity | Although sensitivity is not always a sign that you might need a root canal, sensitivity is a symptom–especially if you have extreme sensitivity to hot and cold.
Swelling | If your gums become swollen or tender around your tooth, it can mean that your tooth is fighting an infection.
Severe Chronic Toothaches | Severe and/or chronic toothaches can mean that your tooth is deeply infected, and you may need a root canal.
If you are encountering a combination of these symptoms, root canal therapy could be your best option. Our skilled and caring staff will do their very best to make you feel comfortable and at ease during treatment.
If you have questions about root canals or other treatments, please contact us today! We provide root canal services to everyone in the Gonzales, LA, area, including the communities of Baton Rouge and Prairieville.