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Signs You May Need a Root Canal

Most tooth problems involve infections that are left untreated. These infections can easily spread to the pulp of the tooth. The pulp is theroot canal inner part of the tooth where connective tissues, nerves and blood vessels are. When the infection gets worse, it can get to the root, which can cause pain. Our dentists in Cincinnati, OH, at Mt. Lookout Dentistry can examine a patient’s teeth and determine whether or not they need root canal treatment.

About Root Canals

When the inner part of the tooth is diseased, it can cause sensitivity and pain to patients of all ages. A spreading infection can cause pus pockets to develop which can lead to dangerous abscesses. If they aren’t dealt with in a timely way, they can lead to more serious dental issues. Root canal treatment removes this diseased tissue and stops the spread of this infection. It can be used by our Cincinnati dentists to restore your tooth to better health and to reduce the risk of extracting your tooth.

Root canal treatment is when the infected tissue is removed completely and the surrounding area is disinfected. From there, the root canals are reshaped. The chamber and the canals are filled with a material and medication to prevent any future infection from occurring.

Restored teeth can last just as long as your other ones. The key to this success is with regular dental examinations and cleanings (once every six months). They help to detect problems early on before pain or infection ensues. Preventative care is the most effective way to keep the teeth and gums healthy for patients of all ages. To learn more about root canal treatment from our Cincinnati, OH dentists at Mt. Lookout Dentistry, call our office to schedule an appointment at 513-871-2852.

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