Expert Root Canal Procedures in South Jordan, UTWith expert dental care and modern technology, even a very infected or decayed tooth can often be saved with a root canal procedure. If you have a tooth that causes you pain, you need to see a dentist. Come to Dr. Jerry F. Maymi & Associates in South Jordan, UT. We can assess your tooth and provide what treatment you need.
Cure Your Toothache and Save Your ToothYour teeth are filled with soft tissue, called pulp. Pulp comprises blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue. The nerve of each tooth is located in the root of the tooth, or the part at the bottom that looks like legs. You don’t need the nerves in your teeth—they sense hot and cold, but don’t provide any other function once your teeth have grown through your gums.
Your pulp can become damaged from extensive tooth decay, infection, or trauma like a crack in the tooth. If the pulp becomes damaged, the nerve in your tooth will send pain signals to your brain. You may feel a severe toothache, especially when chewing, and your tooth may be much more sensitive to hot or cold temperatures. Additionally, the gums around that tooth may swell and become tender.
When you have these symptoms, you need to see a dentist as soon as possible. After Dr. Maymi examines your tooth, he can diagnose the problem and prescribe treatment. Depending on the damage, you may need a root canal to save your tooth.
During the root canal procedure, Dr. Maymi will give you anesthesia to numb the area. Next, he’ll carefully drill an access hole into the affected tooth—through this point, he’ll remove all the damaged pulp. The last step, which may be performed during the same visit, is to seal the tooth against further damage with a crown.