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Ignoring tooth pain is never a good idea; it’s often a sign that the pulp has been infected, and eventually the harmful bacteria mind end up spreading to the rest of your body. You could even lose your tooth altogether, and that could lead to additional health problems. If you notice persistent tooth pain or swelling on your gums, get in touch with us today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Marable. With root canal therapy, we can help you keep your smile intact.
After creating an access hole in the tooth, we’ll take out the pulp along with any bacteria or debris related to the infection. (Once the tooth has been fully developed, it can survive without the pulp.) We can then clean the insides of the tooth and fill the space in order to ensure a new infection doesn’t form. Afterwards, we can reinforce the tooth with a crown. This procedure is actually much less painful than many patients assume since your mouth will be numbed throughout the duration of the treatment.
Root canal therapy is performed whenever the tooth’s pulp is inflamed, infected, or injured in some way. Such issues are normally the result of: