If tooth decay is allowed to develop and persist, it can result in the need for a root canal. Root canal therapy is necessary when the inner nerve of your tooth is affected by decay or infection, causing the tooth to become extremely sensitive to pressure or temperature. This can also cause unbearable pain.
At the beginning stages of decay, symptoms may not be present, but the advanced stages come quickly and bring infection and abscesses. When this happens, you are left with two options: tooth removal or saving the tooth through root canal therapy.
Root canal therapy is a preferable alternative. It allows you to retain the full functionality of your tooth and mouth, and it does not cause any problems for the surrounding teeth. If you have a tooth in need of root canal therapy, call Red Pine Dental today at 801-966-3166 to schedule an appointment. Same-day service is usually available, and we offer 5% OFF for cash payments.
Common Reasons for a Root Canal
- Decay reaching the tooth pulp
- Development of an infection or abscess inside the tooth or at the root tip
- Trauma or injury to the tooth