If the soft tissue and nerves inside your teeth are damaged, or exposed to infection by tooth decay or injury, they can become infected. If this infection isn’t treated it can spread to the tissue surrounding the tooth and form a painful abscess or cause the tooth to be lost.
To save the tooth we perform an endodontic procedure known commonly as root canal treatment. Root canal treatment is the process of removing the soft tissue from inside the tooth and then restoring the tooth with a crown or filling. Modern root canal treatment is often no more painful than having a filling placed in a tooth.
If you are suffering from intense toothaches or you suspect you have cracked a tooth, call our office today to book an examination.