ROOT CANAL DIAGNOSISRoot canal therapyWhen the pulp of a tooth becomesinfected or dies, root canal therapyis necessary to save the tooth. It isgenerally comfortable treatmentthat can save your tooth and keepyour mouth healthySymptoms of infectionYou may realize that you have aninfected tooth when-Infection spreading into the pulpthe tooth is sensitive to hot orcoldthe tooth hurts with biting or pressurethere is throbbing, severe tooth painthe area is swollenyou have a bad taste in your mouthCauses of infectionThe pulp becomes infected when bacteria invade the inner layers of thetooth. The tooth pulp is a soft tissues made up of nerves and blood vesselsIt is contained in the pulp chamber that extends from the middle of the toothdown through the tooth rootsInfection occurs most commonly through a deep cavity that allows bacteriathrough the enamel and dentin layers and into the pulp. Sometimes the pulpsimply dies due to a fracture or a blow to the tooth.Diagnosis and treatmentTo determine if your tooth has an infected pulp, we do a thorough examination. The exam often includes x-rays and sometimes includes checking thehealth of the pulp with a pulp tester. We may also apply heat or cold, taplightly on the tooth to see if it is sensitive, look for changes in the tooth'scolor, or press gently on the gums next to the tooth to check for pain.If we determine that you have an infected tooth, we talk with you aboutroot canal therapy to remove the infection and save the tooth. It is importantto treat an infected tooth in order to prevent the infection from travelingthrough the root tips and causing a painful abscess in the jawbone.Bremen Family Dentistry, PCDr. Doug Tolle, DDS1712 W. Plymouth StBremen IN 46506574-546-2851BremenFamilyDentistry.comremenFamily Dentist

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ROOT CANAL DIAGNOSIS Root canal therapy When the pulp of a tooth becomes infected or dies, root canal therapy is necessary to save the tooth. It is generally comfortable treatment that can save your tooth and keep your mouth healthy Symptoms of infection You may realize that you have an infected tooth when- Infection spreading into the pulp the tooth is sensitive to hot or cold the tooth hurts with biting or pressure there is throbbing, severe tooth pain the area is swollen you have a bad taste in your mouth Causes of infection The pulp becomes infected when bacteria invade the inner layers of the tooth. The tooth pulp is a soft tissues made up of nerves and blood vessels It is contained in the pulp chamber that extends from the middle of the tooth down through the tooth roots Infection occurs most commonly through a deep cavity that allows bacteria through the enamel and dentin layers and into the pulp. Sometimes the pulp simply dies due to a fracture or a blow to the tooth. Diagnosis and treatment To determine if your tooth has an infected pulp, we do a thorough examina tion. The exam often includes x-rays and sometimes includes checking the health of the pulp with a pulp tester. We may also apply heat or cold, tap lightly on the tooth to see if it is sensitive, look for changes in the tooth's color, or press gently on the gums next to the tooth to check for pain. If we determine that you have an infected tooth, we talk with you about root canal therapy to remove the infection and save the tooth. It is important to treat an infected tooth in order to prevent the infection from traveling through the root tips and causing a painful abscess in the jawbone. Bremen Family Dentistry, PC Dr. Doug Tolle, DDS 1712 W. Plymouth St Bremen IN 46506 574-546-2851 BremenFamilyDentistry.com remen Family Dentist

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