Perhaps you've heard the term "root canal" and wondered what it's all about. Many people use this term to refer to a dental care procedure, but in reality, the root canal is the passageway where your tooth nerve, or pulp, lives. Root canal therapy is a procedure used to treat an infected tooth nerve.
Sometimes decay can become extensive, and when this happens, it may reach all the way to the tooth nerve. This causes severe pain and, eventually, tooth loss. Root canal therapy can help us save your tooth when such an infection has taken hold. We will access your root canal, remove the infected nerve, cleanse the passageway of bacteria and tissue, and fill the canal to prevent further damage. A crown is then placed to strengthen the damaged tooth. Afterward, chronic toothaches that might've been caused by the infection will subside, and you will be able to eat properly without the threat of discomfort.
Are you experiencing chronic toothaches? You may be in need of root canal therapy or some other form of restorative dentistry. Contact us to schedule an appointment to find out the source of your tooth pain immediately. Time is of the essence if you're to keep your natural tooth!