When teeth are badly damaged, you might think that the only solution is to have it extracted. While this may have been commonplace decades ago, it’s far from the standard today. Instead, Dr. Her takes all the steps necessary to ensure the most successful and comfortable root canal therapy, no matter how extensive your dental issue. During your appointment, we’ll go over the treatment in great detail so that you feel ready and confident to have your tooth restored. Call our office to schedule your next appointment!
When decay reaches past the outer layers of enamel and reaches the inner tooth, the pulp inside becomes easily infected. In other cases, a tooth can be damaged due to physical injury, exposing the vulnerable tissue to oral bacteria. In either case, infected tissue needs to be removed not just to save the tooth, but to get you out of discomfort. This is a very common sign that you need a root canal, along with swelling around the tooth, pimple-like bumps forming on the gum tissue, darkening of the tooth, and high fever.