ROOT CANALS ALLEVIATE TOOTHACHES OF PATIENTS
If you have a toothache, it’s possible you have a root canal infection. Root canal infections generally occur when bacteria infiltrate the interior of your tooth and contaminate the nerve. This is usually because the tooth is broken, decayed, or fractured, and allows access to the same bacteria that cause cavities and gum disease.
You may have a root canal infection if:
- Chewing causes sharp pain
- Putting pressure on the tooth causes instant discomfort
- Swelling and discoloring occurs in gum tissues
- Experiencing extreme sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
Root canal therapy involves removing the dead and infected nerve and pulp, cleaning out the chamber, and adding a protective dental filling. We also recommend adding a porcelain crown to strengthen the treated tooth and ensure continued protection.