Have you heard of a silent tooth infection? Certain root canal infections present themselves with noticeable pain to a patient, though others persist – and potentially spread – without outward signs.
An infection, whether silent or noticeable, involves persistent inflammation, and that inflammation can occur with or without pain. This infection can be the result of a root canal failure – that is, involves persistent inflammation, which can occur with or without pain. This type of infection can result from a dying tooth or root canal therapy failure – that is, an RCT that has not been cleaned thoroughly or sealed in an ideal manner.
A successful root canal treatment results in a healthy, fully functional tooth and periodontal ligament. At Integrative Endodontics, we use advanced cleaning technologies and bioceramic sealants with a tight fit to best serve our patients – and, naturally, their overall health as well.
Our meticulous doctors examine patients for an inflamed tooth nerve (aka inflammation of tooth pulp). Using the top dental technology available, our endodontists also look for signs of a tooth infection when a patient comes to us in pain.
Get a complete tooth check-up.
If you are someone who underwent root canal therapy in the past, we provide a cone beam computed tomography (CBCT, aka 3D dental imaging) scan as a check-up on the tooth and surrounding structures’ healing. To protect your wellness, we may suggest this whether or not you are experiencing symptoms of tooth inflammation or infection.
You’re welcome to schedule an appointment even if you are not our patient for other services.