Infected Tooth? A Root Canal Can Help!
Are you experiencing pain and discomfort in your tooth? You may be dealing with an infected tooth. Despite most dental offices being closed due to COVID-19, we are open to any and all patients experiencing pain or discomfort, including those with tooth infections. An infected tooth may require a root canal, which we can provide pain-free at either of our two convenient offices in Williamsville and West Seneca.
At Precision Endodontics, we specialize in root canal treatment, and we make the entire experience as pain-free and comfortable as possible. We even have a dental therapy dog for those who suffer with anxiety when going to the dentist. We’re here to change the perception of our patients, and help them realize that a root canal doesn’t have to be painful or stressful. Schedule an appointment with our dedicated Buffalo endodontists and find out how stress-free a root canal can be.
Identifying The Root Cause of Your Infected Tooth
Maybe you’re wondering why your tooth got infected in the first place. Tooth infections happen because, one way or another, bacteria were able to get inside your tooth and cause an infection. Either there’s a crack in your tooth or you’ve had sudden trauma to your tooth. Cavities are caused by bacteria, which slowly works it’s way inside the tooth and starts causing problems and pain. Initially, the tooth will become inflamed, and you might have a toothache or experience sensitivity when you drink ice cold water or eat ice cream or other sweets. Then, without proper treatment, the infected tooth will progress from that point. If left untreated, it can progress to the point of no return, requiring a root canal or extraction.
How An Infected Tooth Can Impact Your Overall Health
One big question that comes up, especially online and with different holistic centers, concerns the focal infection theory. The focal infection theory contemplates whether a tooth infection can cause infection in the whole body. It’s true that systems throughout our entire body are interconnected, and that dental, oral, and periodontal infections can affect other aspects of the body, including heart conditions and diabetes.
Normally, if you have an infected tooth, it is a localized infection. However, if left untreated, it can spread and become a more generalized infection. You certainly want such infections to be treated as soon as possible, and knowing it’s potential impacts on the rest of your body is an even better reason not to postpone any treatment that can help save your teeth and improve your health.
Root Canal Treatment Can Help!
Believe it or not, roughly 14 million people undergo root canals each year, making this procedure one of the most common types of dental treatments. That being said, many people today still put off necessary root canal treatment because of the fear of discomfort. The truth is that the discomfort you will experience from a diseased or damaged tooth is much worse than anything that occurs during root canal therapy.
If you have an infected tooth requiring a root canal, you can get pain-free treatment at one of our two convenient endodontic offices located in Williamsville and West Seneca, NY. Don’t put off your treatment due to COVID-19! Contact us today to speak to one of our experienced Buffalo endodontists. We can relieve your pain and help improve your oral health.
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