Every tooth has a root or roots that anchors it into the jaw bone. But what you might not be aware of is that each tooth’s root houses an inner pulp chamber containing all the life sources that supply it, such as blood vessels, nerves, and fluid. Whenever this chamber is compromised, it will send you a distinctive message of distress.
A couple of ways the pulp can become damaged is from trauma—such as an object hits your mouth and teeth, breaking them—or an infection where bacteria penetrate into the chamber, causing it to become inflamed and abscessed.
Not all abscessed or cracked teeth will hurt. But when sensitivity or discomfort starts to occur in an area and it increases over a period of days, your tooth needs professional attention.
The pain might be amplified by:
- Biting on hard food
- Feeling extra sensitive to hot foods or drinks
- Swelling in your gums
Many times, people try to cure the problem with pain medicine that only dulls the symptoms for a short time. If the infection is not removed properly, it can lead to serious health conditions as well as spread to other teeth. Abscessed teeth never get better on their own.
Once the tooth has been evaluated and an X-ray taken, we can diagnose whether the inside chamber needs to be treated with a root canal. This therapy provides effective care of the tooth’s chamber while saving the tooth from an unnecessary removal.
Have an Abscessed Tooth?
If you are experiencing any type of tooth pain or swelling, please Call Sapphire Creek Dental today for fast relief.