When a cavity spreads to the nerves inside a tooth, called the pulp, it becomes infected. Root canal treatment can save an infected tooth and avoid the loss or emergency extraction of a tooth.
Symptoms of an infected pulp can include the following:
- Pain while biting
- Sensitivity to cold and/or hot
- Sensitivity to sweets
- Bad taste in your mouth
When the pulp becomes infected, the infection becomes dangerous because it can eat away at bone or weaken the immune system. Root canal treatment cleans out infected tooth pulp in the canals of the tooth. Once the infected area is disinfected, the canal is filled to avoid additional infection. After a root canal treatment, a crown is suggested to protect and restore the tooth.
Please feel free to contact us about any questions you may have about the root canal therapy.
Implants tend to be more expensive than bridges because implants are stronger, longer-lasting, and don’t rely on surrounding teeth for support. Feel free to contact us for any questions about dental implants.