Root canal treatment is necessary when the pulp (soft tissue inside your teeth containing blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue) becomes inflamed or diseased. During root canal treatment, we removes the diseased pulp. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of the tooth are then cleaned and sealed. If the infected pulp is not removed, pain and swelling can result, and your tooth may have to be removed.
Causes of an infected pulp could include:
- a deep cavity
- repeated dental procedures
- a cracked or broken tooth
- injury to the tooth (even if there’s not a visible crack or chip)
if no treatment is done for your infected tooth, the tooth may eventually die and the infection could result in an Abscessed tooth.
An abscess is an infection caused by tooth decay, periodontal disease or a cracked tooth. These problems can let bacteria enter the pulp (the soft tissue of a tooth that contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue) and can lead to pulp death. When pus builds up at the root tip in the jaw bone, it forms a pus-pocket called an abscess. If the abscess is not treated, it can lead to a serious infection in the jaw bone, teeth and surrounding tissues and some cases it could even be lead to life threatening infections that need immediate hospital care.
Symptoms of an abscess include:
- redness in the gums
- bad taste in the mouth
An abscessed tooth can be treated with various treatments, depending on the severity of the infection. some of the treatment methods that we may consider are:
- antibiotics, to destroy the bacteria causing the infection (this is alone cannot cure the infection fully)
- drainage of the infection (this will help in relieving the pain but again alone it cannot cure the infection fully)
- cleaning the space between the tooth and the gum if the cause is from gum disease
- root canal treatment if the abscess is caused by decay or a cracked tooth
- tooth extraction (removal) if the tooth has suffered severe damage or very loose with advanced loss of bone around it.
Following good oral hygiene practices and routine dental exams will significantly reduce your risk of developing a tooth abscess. If your teeth experience trauma (become loosened or chipped), we recommend that you see your dentist as soon as possible as in some cases the tooth may die but signs of infection won’t show until after few months after the original trauma has occured.
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