If a tooth has become majorly injured, infected, or decayed, then you may be in need of root canal therapy. The dental pulp and tooth nerve can become infected if tooth decay or injury reaches past the outer enamel and deep inside the tooth. In order to restore the health of your smile and to prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth or to other areas of your body, we often recommend getting root canal treatment. New Richmond Wisconsin Dentists
Root canal therapy involves removing the damaged and infected dental pulp and tooth nerve. We then fill the tooth with a special material that is medicated to help prevent future infections. Finally, we seal the tooth with a dental crown or filling. After undergoing root canal therapy, your tooth will be returned to its original structure and function.
If you are experiencing any tooth pain, then you may be in need of root canal therapy. The most common symptoms of having a tooth infection include severe tooth pain, extreme tooth sensitivity, and tenderness in the nearby gums.