Have you noticed intense tooth pain, especially when you chew or bite down? Have your gums near the tooth become swollen and tender, or is the tooth abnormally sensitive to hot and cold temperatures? If so, your tooth may be infected in the dental pulp, which is the innermost layer of the tooth. The pulp contains the living tissues of your tooth, including the tooth nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. When your pulp is damaged or infected, it can cause a significant amount of pain, as well as a darkening or discoloration of the tooth. If the infection is left untreated it may eventually kill the tooth, and the tooth will need to be extracted. To avoid the loss of your tooth, and to restore the health of your smile, we may recommend root canal treatment.
Root canal treatment involves removing the infected and damaged tissues from your tooth. We carefully clean the tooth and reshape the root canal system to prevent the infection from recurring. Your tooth is then filled with a medicated material and capped with a restoration such as a filling or crown. In just one or two visits to TranscenDental Group, we are able to restore the health of the tooth and relieve your painful symptoms.