woman-blog-march-root-canal-infectionHave you heard loved ones discussing root canal infections, or have you experienced an infection in the past? Do you often wonder if there is something you can do to avoid root canal infections? Fortunately, at ourNorth Dallas practice, Elegant Smiles, we offer gentle root canal treatment to prevent the worsening of an infection, and additional services to promote healthy, infection-free teeth. Regardless of your current oral health status, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Dr. Khodabakhsh. He is committed to forming a lasting relationship with you, to guide you toward your healthiest, most beautiful smile.

What Is a Root Canal Infection?

There are many steps you can take toward preventing root canal infections. First, become familiar with a root canal infection to understand how to avoid one. Your “root canals” are the lowermost open hollows of your teeth. Within these chambers lives pulp that houses nerves and blood vessels, which keep your teeth alive and healthy. When bacteria enter your tooth, often through cavities, and reach your root canals, an infection develops. This puts your entire tooth and surrounding teeth at risk of infection, and eventual abscess. Protecting your roots by ensuring your teeth remain intact and free of tooth decay is your best protection against infection.

How Can I Prevent Root Canal Infections?

You know that avoiding a root canal infection includes preventing openings through which bacteria may invade. Fortunately, in most cases, avoiding cavity formation is simple with good preventive dentistry habits. In addition, even if a cavity occurs, early treatment will prevent bacteria from reaching deep within your tooth to its roots. Look over the following steps toward avoiding root canal infections for a more thorough understanding:

  • By brushing and flossing every day, you remove the plaque that adheres to your teeth, and leads to tooth decay
  • Visiting us twice a year for dental cleanings will ensure thorough removal of plaque that you cannot address on your own, even with consistent brushing and flossing
  • Visiting us twice a year for dental checkups will allow us to detect cavities early during formation, which we will fix with a dental filling – this will allow you to avoid further restorative dentistry services, including root canal treatment

Do You Perform Root Canal Treatments?

At Elegant Smiles, we offer comprehensive services, including preventive and cosmetic dentistry. This includes root canal treatments and a wide variety of other options. We encourage you to remain calm and schedule an appointment for a root canal treatment right away if Dr. Khodabakhsh diagnoses you with a root canal infection. Dr. Khodabakhsh is dedicated to providing comfortable restorative dentistrytreatments, and will ensure your tooth and surrounding tissues remain numb throughout the procedure. Once he cleans out the bacteria and removes the infected tissue, he will complete the procedure with a beautiful, custom-fitted dental crown. In addition, recognize that saying, “yes” to root canal treatment prevents the spread of infection to surrounding teeth, and protects the health of your entire mouth.

Schedule a Visit

At Elegant Smiles, Dr. K looks forward to meeting you and guiding you toward optimal oral health. Whether you think you may have an infected tooth, or simply wish to learn more about our preventive services, we invite you to contact us, so we may schedule an appointment for you.