A tooth’s nerve can become irritated, inflamed, and infected due to deep decay, repeated dental procedures on a tooth, and/or large fillings, a crack or chip in the tooth, or trauma to the face.
A root canal is performed in order to save a badly infected tooth and to get rid of the infection. During the root canal procedure the diseased tooth pulp and nerve as well as the bacteria causing the infection is removed. At our office we use the rotary file system that allows more accuracy, less time, and less discomfort for the patient. Once the root canal is completed the tooth is sealed to prevent further infection.
• A severe toothache (In some cases the pain can radiate throughout the whole side of the mouth)
• Severe pain upon chewing or application of pressure
• Prolonged sensitivity to hot and cold
• Darkening of the tooth
• Swelling and tenderness in the surrounding gum
• A persistent or recurring pimple on the gum
If you are experiencing any tooth pain or tooth sensitivity please let Dr. Mahtesyan know as soon as possible so that he can provide any needed treatment.