When the nerve of a tooth decays, experiences severe trauma or gets infected, you might need root canal therapy. This therapy saves your tooth by removing the pulp and nerves from the tooth. We then fill the space with a medicated dental material to ensure there is no more infection present and no new infection can grow.
While no one really wants a root canal, it’s much better than tooth extraction as it saves the natural structure of your tooth. Extracting a tooth can cause problems for nearby teeth and requires more involved restoration services, such as an implant.
You’ll return for another appointment for a crown to protect the tooth and prevent breakage. After your root canal therapy, you might have some tooth sensitivity. As the inflammation goes away and the tooth begins to heal, that sensitivity should subside.