When the inner nerve of a tooth becomes affected by decay or infection, root canal therapy may be required to restore the tooth. The tooth may become extremely sensitive to both pressure and temperature and intense pain can be expected. In the initial stages of decay and infection, it is possible that no symptoms would be present.
When confronting this type of decay or infection, the patient has two options: pull the infected tooth or save the tooth through root canal therapy. Extracting a decayed or infected tooth can result in significant and costly dental problems for adjacent teeth. In the end, tooth extraction may cause more problems than it will solve. Root canal therapy is a much more desirable alternative, as it will provide full functionality to the tooth and mouth, and will not cause any future problems with adjacent teeth. We will work with you to find the best option for restoring health to your mouth.
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