Do you cringe at the thought of root canal therapy? Many people associate this effective general dental treatment with pain, but in truth it is the best way to save an infected tooth and put a stop to severe dental pain. At Ora Dentistry, we offer gentle root canals that can remove infection and restore an unhealthy tooth, saving it from extraction.
Root canal therapy is used when the interior of a tooth becomes infected or damaged, putting the nerve root at risk. This can occur when decay is allowed to progress into the pulp or softer interior of the tooth. It can also be due to trauma or other tooth damage. Once infection or an abscess occurs, it can press on the nerve and cause pain. If not treated, the tooth can die and would need to be extracted or eventually fall out on its own. Root canal therapy is often the only option to stop the pain while keeping your tooth.