The dentists at Plaza Dental Group in West Des Moines understand that sometimes a dental emergency occurs requiring root canal treatment. Root canal treatment is needed when there is an infection or inflammation that affects the dental pulp of a tooth. This, in turn, can cause pain and discomfort for a patient. This pain will need to be addressed with root canal therapy, in which the dental pulp of a tooth is removed.
What is the dental pulp? The dental pulp is the tissue that is inside of a tooth. It includes the nerves and the blood supply to the tooth that keeps it alive and healthy. When the dental pulp has an infection, it can cause pain due to the sensory nature of the nerves within the tooth. The only way to address the infection that affects the nerves is to remove the dental pulp through root canal treatment.
During root canal treatment, the dental pulp is removed from the inside of the tooth. The area is cleaned and disinfected, and the dentists at Plaza Dental Group in West Des Moines will then fill the area with composite filling. If the tooth is in the deep interior of the mouth, it will typically require a dental crown to cover the tooth and keep it protected. This is done because the tooth may be left weak and brittle after the dental pulp has been removed along with the nerves and blood supply. Porcelain crowns are bonded over the tooth to keep it from chipping, cracking, or breaking and requiring extraction (removal).
The dentists at Plaza Dental Group will do their best to ensure their patients address the problem with root canal treatment in order to keep them out of the pain and discomfort they may experience due to infection, inflammation, or even abscesses on the tooth or gums. Root canal treatment is required to relieve the patient from pain and keep the tooth from being a continual issue.
If you are experiencing the pain and discomfort of an infected tooth and you live in the West Des Moines area, call Plaza Dental Group today to get the treatment you need for a better quality of life!