When the nerve of a tooth becomes affected by decay or infection, a root canal may be required to restore the tooth. The tooth may become extremely sensitive to both pressure and temperature and intense pain can be expected. No symptoms may be present in the initial stages. However, in the advanced stages of decay and infection, an abscess will form.
The reasons Dr. Karagiannis may recommend a root canal include the following:
- Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth)
- Trauma or injury to the tooth
- Development of infection or abscess inside the tooth or at the root tip
The restoration that a root canal provides will usually last a lifetime. It will provide full function back to your tooth and mouth. Please call Advanced Dental Concepts to schedule your next dental appointment and learn how you can achieve a healthy smile through restorative dentistry.