Root Canal Therapy
When the innermost part of the tooth (the pulp) is infected or damaged due to decay or trauma you may need a root canal.
A root canal is when the pulp, the soft tissue that contains nerves, blood vessels and connective tissues, is removed and the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Typically, a dental crown is placed on top of the treated tooth to protect it and restore the function and appearance.
Root canal treatment is essential to alleviate pain, prevent the spread of infection, and save the affected tooth. Without intervention, the infection can lead to severe pain, abscess formation, and even tooth loss.
If you experience or notice severe tooth pain, sensitivity to hot or cold, swelling, or a pimple-like bump on your gums near a tooth, it's crucial to consult with your Sterling dentist immediately. These could be indications of a dental pulp infection, and early diagnosis and treatment with a root canal can often save the tooth and reduce discomfort.