Root Canal Therapy
For severe tooth issues, a root canal may be recommended in order to repair and save your current tooth.
Root canal treatment is the best option when decay has destroyed the nerve and blood supply to the tooth, leaving it vulnerable to infection. During this process the pulp tissue from inside your tooth that is dead or diseased is removed. Once this process is complete, the tooth will be filled and sealed for long term protection.
“A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form. ‘Root canal’ is the term used to describe the natural cavity within the center of the tooth. The pulp or pulp chamber is the soft area within the root canal. The tooth’s nerve lies within the root canal. A tooth’s nerve is not vitally important to a tooth’s health and function after the tooth has emerged through the gums. Its only function is sensory — to provide the sensation of hot or cold. The presence or absence of a nerve will not affect the day-to-day functioning of the tooth.” -WebMD
Contact Bonati Dental if your tooth pain continues to persist. It may be severe enough to explore root canal therapy as an option.