What To Know About Infected Teeth Roots

ToothWhether you are aware of it or not, there are several factors out there that can negatively influence your oral health. For example, oral bacteria and germs have a hand in all of the bacteria-related issues, including tooth decay and gum disease, and these issues are much easier to treat the sooner you do than later. With this in mind, it can safely be said that timely treatment provides the best results. Still, sometimes an infection can spread faster than you might have initially expected, complicating your oral function and causing pain along the way. In today’s blog, your Vista, CA dentist discusses what your treatment options look like for infected teeth and how we can help.

A Progression of Decay

It goes without saying that tooth decay is among the most common of oral health concerns out there, affecting millions of people every year. It occurs when oral bacteria present in the mouth lurk in the hard-to-access areas and feed off of food particles that may have become lodged between teeth. When these microorganisms feed off of sugar, in particular, it causes them to produce a destructive acid that eats away at your tooth.

Eventually, a cavity will form and serve the purpose of a tunnel into your inner tooth. Through this passage, the infection itself will continue to spread into your inner tooth where the sensitive nerves are housed. As a result, people tend to experience sharp pain or discomfort.

Even when your roots become infected, the issue will not cease. In fact, the infection will continue to spread until the tooth itself is compromised, then it will move on to your neighboring structures. To learn more about this process and how our team can help, give us a call today.

Experiencing Sharp Pains and Discomfort

Because oral bacteria are targeting the sensitive nerves that are housed in your roots, the subsequent damage will result in an array of pain and/or sensitivity. Indeed, this process makes routine tasks such as biting and chewing much more of a chore than they have to be.

The thing to know about decay is that it occurs on a spectrum. While there are certainly telltale markers or signs of specific stages, the degree to which a person’s smile is affected will vary from person to person. Contact our office to learn more.

A Need for Restoration

When it comes to dental infection, the sooner you treat it, the better your chances will be. When your roots are infected, your dentist may recommend restorative care in the form of a root canal procedure. This process involves removing the infection from the canals and filling the hollow chambers with dental material.

Learn More Today

Contact Melrose Dental Arts in Vista, CA by calling 760-724-9117 to learn more about the root canal process and schedule your next appointment with a member of our team today.