Teeth are living things made up of complex systems of roots and nerve bundles. This means they are susceptible to all types of disease, decay, and potential pain—especially if particular sensitive areas are exposed. Living with pain in your mouth is uncomfortable, unpleasant, and not something we expect you to simply deal with on your own.
We offer treatment options that can take away lingering pain in your mouth. At Lakeview Pointe Dentistry, we’ll determine the right course of action to fix your pain, including a root canal or a tooth extraction.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a procedure to remove the infected pulp and nerve endings inside a tooth. These infected parts are where the pain or toothache comes from. By cleaning this out, your tooth pain will go away, and it will also prevent any infection or decay from spreading to the rest of your healthy teeth.
As your dentist cleans out the infection, they will also be making room for a sealant to be put in place. This sealant will fill up the empty cavity of the tooth to prevent further infections while also allowing you the continued use of your tooth.
What Is a Tooth Extraction?
A tooth extraction most often occurs when a tooth needs to be taken out due to severe trauma or damage, meaning your tooth can’t be fixed with the use of a dental crown. In this case, a tooth extraction will be the best option to protect your overall oral health.
The Tooth Extraction Procedure
The tooth in question will first be anesthetized so you don’t feel any discomfort. Then it will be loosened and carefully removed. Following a tooth extraction, we can work with you to figure out a suitable dental restoration—such as a long-lasting dental implant and crown—to take the place of the newly removed tooth.
In other instances, such as with impacted wisdom teeth, your tooth extraction won’t need any dental prosthetics being placed.
Wisdom Teeth Removal at Lakeview Pointe Dentistry
Wisdom teeth removal occurs when the extra set of molars in the back of your mouth start to erupt out of the gum. Most people don’t need or don’t have room for their wisdom teeth in their mouth. Wisdom teeth that are allowed to come in can lead to overcrowding and painful pressure on teeth.
We offer wisdom teeth removal at Lakeview Pointe Dentistry following a dental appointment and consultation where we will determine if that is the best course of action for you.
Questions about Root Canals or Tooth Removal?
The prospect of having a tooth removed in any capacity can be a disconcerting thing. Contact our office today with any questions or concerns about root canals or tooth extractions.