Protect Nerve-Damaged Teeth with a Root Canal
Sometimes a common filling isn’t enough to repair a decayed tooth, or isn’t put in place soon enough to stop it from compromising the root of the tooth. Nerve-damaged teeth are an all-too-common occurrence, and there are many potential causes of this including:
- Deep decay
- Repeated dental procedures on the same tooth
- Blunt force trauma, new or old injuries
How Root Canals Help
During a root canal, the pulp inside the tooth is taken out and replaced by a sealing agent after the inside is cleaned. If you allow the root to stay infected the infection may spread and cause more pain. By saving the tooth through endodontic treatment (also known as root canals), you also protect the bone, which supports the tooth root. Besides saving your tooth, our dentists can prevent and eliminate pain radiating from the affected tooth.
To find out more about the procedure or to schedule an appointment, contact us today.
*Some difficult root canal procedures referred to local specialists