It is difficult to ignore tooth pain, particularly when it limits your ability to eat and drink. Rather than simply trying to work around your discomfort, you should have your Mansfield, TX dentist examine the sore or sensitive tooth and see what the problem is. Pain is often a symptom of an infection, which means the tooth’s health will keep growing worse until root canal therapy is performed! Fortunately, this procedure can put a stop to the spread of bacteria through the tooth’s roots before more complications occur. After taking care to stop your discomfort, we can make sure that your tooth remains safe by providing you with a custom dental crown.

Your Pain Can Be A Sign That You Have A Tooth Infection

If you are in pain for an extended period of time after physically hurting the tooth, or if you have continuous pain without a known origin, it can be a sign that the tooth is actually infected. Infections develop when bacteria start to gather in your pulp, attacking the living tissues within as they multiply and move through the roots. If too much time passes, a tooth’s health can deteriorate so much that the only option left is a tooth extraction.

Arranging Root Canal Therapy

Through root canal therapy, we are able to remove infected tissues and bacteria that are responsible for your pain and sensitivity troubles. The root canal procedure calls for your dentist to safely access your pulp so that the source of your problem can be carefully addressed. To keep your pulp safe after treatment is complete, your pulp will be sealed. After this work is complete, we can move forward with plans to restore your tooth with a custom dental crown. A crown is strong enough to provide permanent protection, even providing support for the tooth when you bite down.

How Can I Avoid Future Problems With Tooth Infections?

A cavity can be spotted and treated with a dental filling before a tooth becomes infected. With that said, you can have a hard time recognizing that decay has become a problem at first because you may not feel any discomfort. By scheduling regular dental exams, you can ensure that your dentist is regularly studying your smile and looking for any issues that might require treatment. Patients who are consistent with these visits can count on cavity treatment before a problem is serious enough to require root canal therapy!

Your Mansfield, TX Dentist’s Office Is Ready To Address Your Toothache

Our Mansfield, TX dentist’s office is ready to take care of patients who experience problems with tooth pain or sensitivity. In addition to resolving active problems, we can help you prevent trouble at regular dental exams! If you would like to find out more, please reach out to Mansfield Dental Associates by calling 817-473-6227.