Tooth pain is unlike any other, and a root canal offers a great solution to keep your tooth while eliminating the pain.
If you have constant tooth pain or long-lasting sensitivity to cold or sweets, there is a good chance you need a root canal. Every tooth has one or more root canals that lead to a pulp chamber, and together they supply blood, nutrients, and contain the nerve of the tooth. When infection from a cavity reaches the pulp chamber it enters the root canals, allows the infection to spread, and causes extreme pain.
The goal of a root canal is to clean out the pulp chamber and root canals from all infection and then seal the canals so the infection does not reoccur. After a root canal a large portion of the tooth structure may be lost due to decay and could require a crown. The combination of these treatments leaves you with a new healthy tooth that has the potential to last a lifetime.
If you experience constant tooth pain or sensitivity, give us a call today to schedule an appointment to discuss your options.