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How A Root Canal Saves Your Tooth

charles city root canal
charles city root canal

When a tooth develops an infection, this could cause serious discomfort and lead to long-term dangers of your smile’s stability. But we can stop the discomfort and protect your smile’s stability with an endodontic treatment. In today’s blog, your Charles City, IA, dentist talks about root canal therapy.

The Risk of Tooth Loss Due to Infection

An untreated cavity or possibly an injury or teeth grinding could damage your outer enamel and leave your tooth vulnerable to worsening pain and eventually, an infection. The infection means that harmful bacteria reached your inner pulp, the nerve center of your tooth. You now need treatment to prevent the risk of tooth loss and the spread of infection to other parts of your smile. Warning signs can include toothaches, tooth sensitivity, and swelling near the tooth. You could also have pain when you bite down or chew, a discharge from the tooth, or even pain in the jaw, face, and head. When you have persistent aches in and around a tooth, then contact our team right away for a diagnosis.

Ensuring Your Overall Comfort

Our team will conduct a detailed examination using advanced imaging technology, so we can identify the presence of a cavity or infection, and then plan treatment to address the issue. We want you to feel comfortable throughout the procedure, which is why we will administer a local anesthetic to the area being treated. We can also offer sedation if you have anxiety about the procedure, offering a calm and relaxed state with little to no memory of the procedure. We can choose the right sedation for you to ensure a positive experience in the office!

The Root Canal Procedure

Once you are properly numbed and prepared, our team will open the tooth to remove the tissue from within and from within the root canals themselves. We then add a special restorative material to fill these areas. We will cap the tooth with a crown, one custom-made to ensure a lifelike appearance, balance bite, and a durable chewing surface, with results that can last for years to come. You experience immediate relief from the discomfort. To lower your risk of future problems with the interior of your tooth, you could brush and floss daily, cut back on sugar and starch in your diet, and see us for checkups and cleanings every six months. We want to help you smile with confidence and avoid discomfort!

If you have any questions about how we treat an infected tooth with a root canal, then contact our team today to learn more.


With an endodontic treatment, we can save your tooth and stop discomfort. For a solution to your dental infection, talk to Central Park Dentistry in Charles City, IA at (641)228-1115!