A root canal is a procedure used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. Although normal tooth decay can become increasingly worse and eventually lead to a root canal, often times blunt trauma can cause the tooth to die as well.
● Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth).
● Infection or abscess has developed inside the tooth or at the root tip.
● Injury or trauma to the tooth.
Your dentist will remove the dead nerve from the tooth and then seal it off to prevent another infection or abscess from forming around the tooth. If the nerve is not removed the infection will continue to climb deeper into your gums, often causing swelling, pain, and discomfort.
Do not wait to see your dentist if you are experiencing any kind of discomfort. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.
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