Inside each of your teeth is a bundle of nerves and blood vessels called the pulp. The pulp forms the “living” part of your tooth and is responsible for nourishing your teeth when they are growing.
Sometimes the pulp can be placed at risk from injury to the tooth or decay, becoming inflamed or infected. The infection can lead to complications such as an abscess or inflammation, causing you pain and potentially resulting in your tooth loss.
The treatment for an inflamed or infected pulp is a root canal. We remove the pulp, clean the inside of your tooth, and then seal the tooth to prevent further infection. There is no pain after the root canal, but you may need a crown to strengthen the tooth.
Contact our office today if you’d like to learn more about how dentures can help you regain your smile.