It would be ideal if your tooth remained healthy and pain-free throughout life, without the need for any treatment, but that isn’t very realistic, unfortunately. Fortunately, when your tooth becomes infected, there is a simple, effective solution that will restore the well-being to your tooth. Root canal therapy at the office of Michael Lazarus, D.M.D. And Monika Vermani, D.M.D., AEGD is that solution.
How does your tooth become infected to begin with? Ordinarily, bacteria are kept outside the tooth by the protective barrier formed by your enamel and dentin layers. They can be compromised, though, by the cavities formed from tooth decay, or from a chipped or cracked tooth. If you have any existing fillings, it’s also possible that one of them has loosened or even fallen out, which would also leave your inner tooth prone to bacterial infection. The signs that you should look for include a toothache, pain from chewing or from putting pressure on the tooth in any way, sensitivity to foods and drinks that are either hot or cold, gum tenderness, tooth discoloration, and swelling. The sooner you get in for an examination and x-rays, the better the outcome is likely to be. Our Stamford root canal has a high rate of success, but if the infection has the chance to spread, your tooth may become too injured to expect treatment to be effective. The point of the procedure is to remove the infected tissue, and then clean and disinfect the canals. This can take more than one session, depending on how many canals the tooth has, among other factors. Once our Stamford root canal is completed, there is time given for the tooth to heal. You are then fitted with a dental crown, giving your tooth its normal size and appearance once more. Schedule an appointment at our office to be examined and evaluated to find out if you’re a good candidate for our Stamford root canal. We will ensure that you are seen in a timely manner.