At Sundance Dental, we do our best to keep your smile healthy and intact. Saving your natural teeth helps prevent your surrounding teeth from shifting out of place and causing problems with your jaw. If you suspect that your tooth may be infected, call us right away to schedule a consultation. We may be able to stop the infection and allow the pulp to recover on its own. If the pulp has already been infected or started to die, root canal therapy will likely be necessary to save the tooth.
What Is Root Canal Therapy?
When the bundle of blood vessels, tissues, and nerves in your tooth become infected, root canal therapy may be necessary to remedy the situation and save the tooth. A tooth infection can be caused by a number of things including injury, inflammation and decay. Damaged pulp results in pain and sensitivity in the tooth as well as eventual infection if left untreated, which can even spread to the surrounding bone of your jaw.
What Happens During a Root Canal?
During root canal therapy, the infected or injured pulp is removed, and the root canal system is filled and sealed. We use modern dental technology and equipment to save infected or damaged teeth so you do not have to invest in artificial teeth.