If you’re experiencing tooth pain from a severely injured, infected, or decayed tooth, then you may need root canal therapy. The most common symptoms of tooth infection include severe tooth pain, extreme tooth sensitivity, and tenderness in the nearby gums.
The dental pulp (the soft, innermost layer of the tooth) and tooth nerve may become infected if tooth decay or an injury reaches past the outer enamel and deep inside the tooth. To restore the health of your smile and prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth, we often recommend a root canal.
Root canal therapy involves removing the damaged and infected dental pulp and tooth nerve, and then filling the tooth with a special material medicated to prevent future infection. Finally, we seal the tooth with a dental crown or filling and return it to its original structure and function. Our Stillwater, MN dentists at Stillwater Family Dental ensure your dental treatment is as painless and pleasant as possible.