An infected dental pulp (which is the soft layer in the center of your tooth) can lead to several complications, including swelling, pain, and even the death of the affected tooth. To alleviate and prevent these complications, Drs. Quinttus, Budde, and Sullivan may recommend root canal therapy to help you. At Rahn Dental Group, our dentists do everything possible to make your experience comfortable. We invite you to contact us today if you would like more information about how we can treat an infected root canal in Dayton, Ohio.
Root canal therapy is a type of endodontic treatment provided when the pulp and roots of the tooth become infected, damaged, or diseased. Given that the roots and pulp keep your teeth healthy and alive, this can be a serious concern. These complications can occur if decay or injury extends deep into your tooth, beyond the outer enamel layer and into the inner tissues of your tooth. If left untreated, your tooth can die, and may need to be extracted.
When our dentists perform a root canal, they remove the infected and damaged tissues from your tooth, clean it, and seal it off to prevent further infection. If needed, they will cap the injured tooth with a restoration to return it to full strength and function. Root canals can usually be completed in just one or two visits to our practice.
While root canal therapy has a reputation as a painful treatment, advances in dentistry allow us to provide this dental treatment to our patients with a minimum of pain and discomfort. Modern techniques, tools, and anesthetics can make your visit go smoothly and comfortably, as well as return you to good oral health.
If you have any questions about root canals, please contact our office at (937) 435-0324. We will be happy to provide you with additional information and help you make an appointment with one of our caring dentists.