If you’re experiencing the pain and discomfort of an abscessed tooth, you can find relief through root canal therapy. A root canal can end your infection so your tooth can heal. Contrary to what people may think, root canals are not complex, painful treatments. They’re a means of relieving tooth pain and restoring your oral health. You can learn more about root canal therapy at Frisco Elm Dental in Little Elm, Texas.
Tooth infections generally start on the outside of your tooth or gums and work their way inward. Left untreated, the infection can spread to the inner chamber of your tooth, damaging the pulp, nerves, and connective tissue. Once the pulp has been compromised, your options are limited. If the tooth can be saved, Dr. Vidya Suri may recommend root canal therapy to keep the infection from spreading to healthy teeth or other parts of your body.
During the course of your infection, your tooth may develop an abscess – a small pocket filled with pus – at the end of the tooth root. This is a serious condition that needs to be treated immediately.
Pain is one of the most obvious signs of an abscessed tooth. You may feel throbbing pain that extends from your tooth to your jaw, neck, or ear.
Other symptoms include:
If you’re experiencing these symptoms of tooth decay infection, notify your Little Elm, Texas dentist immediately. If necessary, we’ll schedule emergency root canal treatment to deal with your pain, treat your tooth and keep the infection from spreading. You can save your tooth from extraction by getting prompt and effective treatment.
A graduate from University of California San Francisco School of Dentistry, Dr. Vidya Suri is an established dentist who prioritizes her patients and strives to provide them with the best possible dental care. She brings to the table a wealth of knowledge and skills including her ability to pay close attention to the details to provide her patients with the most optimal outcomes that exceed their expectations.
Dr. Suri treats patients of all ages. In order to ensure that she is doing her best, she regularly participates in continuing education courses to stay abreast of new practices, technology, and advancements in the industry. Dr. Suri is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Dental Association.