When the nerve of a tooth becomes decayed or infected, you may need a root canal to restore it. When experiencing this decay or infection, it is normal for the tooth to be very sensitive to both temperature and pressure and you can expect to feel intense pain. While no symptoms may be initially present, an abscess will form if left untreated.
There are several reasons why Dr. Pinney might suggest a root canal, including:
- Decay has reached the pulp (living tissue) of the tooth
- An infection or abscess has developed at the root tip or inside the tooth
- Injury or trauma to the tooth
The restoration that root canal therapy provides will usually last a lifetime and will not affect adjacent teeth. After your procedure, you will once again have full function in your tooth and mouth. Please call Joe Pinney Family Dentistry today to schedule your next dental appointment and learn how to achieve a healthy, restored smile.