Tooth decay can lead to cavities and other dental problems. Catching tooth decay early is important in saving a tooth from extraction and pain. Regular check-ups with your dentist can aid in early detection of tooth problems. If decay is found, a cavity may need to be filled or other treatment may be necessary.
Sometimes a tooth can be saved from extraction with an effective treatment called a root canal. A cavity is caused by tooth decay. If the tooth’s decay spreads to the pulp of the tooth, the tooth is in danger of future pain or tooth loss. When the pulp of a tooth becomes infected, a root canal may be recommended to remove the pulp of the tooth. If the pulp of a tooth becomes infected it can cause severe decay and infection which can ultimately lead to an abscessed tooth which is very painful. An abscessed tooth may require a tooth extraction or other extensive treatment.
A root canal can be performed in just one visit. With sedation dentistry, you can have a root canal performed while feeling relaxed and at ease. Getting a root canal when it is recommended is important to saving your tooth and also saving you from a possible dental emergency down the road.
If you are in need of a root canal in Boca Raton, FL, Levine Dental can help! Let our team give you the care that you need. Call us today!