Are you experiencing tooth pain? Are you wondering whether or not to visit a dentist? While tooth pain can start out small or come and go, it is usually a signal from your body that something is wrong. Tooth pain is most generally a symptom of tooth decay, injury, gum loss, or gum disease. When caught early, most of these oral health issues can be treated fairly easily. However, when tooth pain is ignored, it can lead to more serious oral health issues, including tooth loss, that are much more costly to restore. Orem endodontist Dr. Jon Jenson specializes in root canal treatment for tooth pain relief.
When a tooth decays beyond the outer layer of the tooth, or a cracked tooth lets bacteria into the center of the tooth, the tooth pulp in the center of the tooth becomes infected. Because the tooth pulp contains the tooth nerves, the infection can cause terrible tooth pain. While every case is unique, many teeth that are injured or severely decayed can be saved with Orem root canal surgery. During treatment, endodontist Dr. Jon Jenson will open the tooth and thoroughly clean out the infection. The tooth is then filled, sealed, and topped with a dental crown for protection and strength. Root canal treatment offers the benefit of preserving your natural tooth, while tooth extraction requires you to replace the tooth root and tooth.
If you are experiencing tooth pain, it is in your best interest to call to schedule an appointment at Cascade Endodontics as soon as you can. When an infected tooth is neglected, the infection can quickly spread to the surrounding bone and tissues. Dr. Jon Jenson will assess your tooth and together you can determine the best treatment. Root canal treatment has become faster and less painful, and can now be completed in just 1-3 visits.
To schedule an appointment to provide toothache relief, call Cascade Endodontics in Orem, UT today.