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Root Canal Worcester
Thanks to modern technology, root canal treatments are more comfortable and simpler to perform. In fact, many patients are taken back at how painless the procedure is. New methods, tools, and modern education are results of an easier root canal procedure.
Oftentimes, root canal treatments are recommended to remove an infected tooth pulp. The procedure saves an infected tooth by removing bacteria and restoring the tooth. Learn more about root canal procedures below and contact Dental Team of Worcester. New patients are welcome!
Bacteria can enter the tooth as a result of decay or tooth damage. This leads to tooth infections and often unbearable pain. That is because the pulp and tooth nerve become infected. Left untreated, patients are likely to experience severe pain, inflammation, and eventual tooth loss. Commonly, a root canal is recommended to restore the tooth’s integrity and your overall oral health.
Your dentist will numb the affected area. Next, the tooth pulp and nerve are removed through tiny chambers. The bacteria is also removed and the tooth is cleaned. The dentist then seals the tooth and a dental crown is attached.
It is important to properly care for your teeth including the newly restored tooth. We recommend brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. Maintain your routine dental exams and cleanings as well. Doing so prevents issues like decay and infection from occurring. This is because plaque and tartar are effectively removed and early detection of cavities can be corrected with dental fillings.
Patients are also advised to eat a healthier diet and avoid sugary and acidic foods/beverages. Sugars and acids are known to deteriorate the tooth enamel allowing for decay to occur. Lastly, drink plenty of water. A well-hydrated mouth reduces the chances of dental health issues.
Avoid chewing on hard foods and candies as they may damage the dental crown. Should damage or chipping occur, contact the dentist right away. Bacteria may reenter the tooth causing additional issues.
Prevent tooth infections by maintaining proper dental care. At Dental Team of Worcester, we offer an array of services to protect your smile. In fact, our services include pediatric, general, and cosmetic dentistry. Our office is well-equipped with the latest dental technology. Additionally, our educated and trained staff is available to answer all of your questions and concerns.
Learn more about proper dental care with a consultation today. New patients are welcome!