Protect Nerve-Damaged Teeth with a Root Canal
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
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, damage to your jaw bone and more. 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 and endodontists can prevent and eliminate any pain radiating from the affected tooth as a long-term solution.