Did you know that your teeth have nerves? Yes, nerves. Just like many other parts in our bodies, teeth have nerves attached to them on the inside. The reason we don’t get to feel them often is because they are housed safely inside each and every tooth, right in a soft area known as “pulp” and that is found within the root canal.
But sometimes a pulp can be damaged and starts to break down. When that happens, millions of bacteria infect the area and cause severe pain. It can also lead to an abscessed tooth, which means that pus forms at the end of the roots of the tooth, causing a series of undesirable and painful effects.
Damaged Root Canal
Damaged pulps or an abscessed tooth may go undetected for an extended period, however, extremely disturbing symptoms surface at one point or another. If you experience any of the signs below, please visit our Dr. Paul Blank for a convenient treatment that will save your teeth from further damage.
- Severe toothache when pressure is applied on tooth
- Painful sensation as a result of the teeth being exposed to hot or cold substances
- Swelling of the gums
- Appearing pimples on the gums
- Darkening of the affected tooth
- Bone loss around the tip of the tooth’s root
- Swelling of the face, neck or head
What Dr. Blank Can Do
Fortunately, there is a treatment available for a damaged pulp or root canal. In such a case, cleansing of the root canal and removal of the pulp is essential. The tooth’s nerve is removed along with the pulp and the dentist thoroughly disinfects and seals the affected tooth. This procedure is called Root Canal.
For severely decayed teeth, a root canal is recommended to save both the teeth and yourself from the furthering of the infection. If an infected tooth is left untreated, the tissue around the tooth will be damaged and abscess is likely to occur.
Don’t endure the pain and the danger that a damaged pulp can bring you. Instead, we strongly encourage you to schedule our root canal service from our dentist, Dr. Paul Blank, one of the best Kalamazoo dentists and Medicaid dentists in the area. The caliber of his services makes him a great Kalamazoo dentist that clients just love to go to for any of their dental needs. A Medicaid dentist in Michigan and an expert in general dentistry, you can assure yourself that you are in good hands with Paul M. Blank, D.D.S.