Each of the teeth in your mouth contains a pulp chamber made up of soft tissues, nerves, and blood tissues. If the tooth becomes decayed or broken, bacteria can seep into those tissues. The bacteria can infect the tissue and result in pain and other symptoms.
Infectious pulp tissue is a serious dental complication that should be treated by an endodontist right away. When left untreated, infection can spread to surrounding tissues and even throughout the body. Infectious pulp tissue often leads to tooth pain, tooth loss, and whole body health issues.
Although infectious pulp tissue requires immediate attention, it is nothing to worry about when you see an experienced endodontist. Our team of endodontists work with infectious pulp tissue on a daily basis, and they know exactly how to reverse its effects and safeguard your smile.
Do I Have Infectious Pulp Tissue?
How can you know if you have infected pulp tissue? Many patients see a change in their gums and feel increased sensitivity in the tooth.
The number one symptom of infectious pulp tissue is excruciating toothache. However, not all patients notice symptoms when their pulp tissue is infected. Visit your dentist regularly for thorough exams to avoid the consequences of dental infection.
Some of the other indications of infection include:
- Inflamed and red gums
- Pain that lingers minutes after stimulus is removed
- Increased sensitivity to hot or cold
- Pimple-like bumps on the gums
- Loose teeth, shifting teeth, or change in bite
Dr. Sabourin and his team can accurately diagnose infectious pulp tissue. If we detect a problem, we will work closely with you to create a patient treatment plan that makes you feel comfortable. We promise to make your endodontic experience the best that it can be.
To find out more, give our office a call. We would be happy to take a look at your teeth and help you determine how we could best meet your needs.