The dentists at Southern Shore Dental provide root canal therapy when the pulp of your tooth becomes infected.
Why do I need root canal therapy?
Root canals are required when an infection has formed in the pulp of your tooth. While a root canal is a standard dental procedure, it is very important to have a tooth treated immediately to prevent an abscess from forming. This type of infection cannot clear up on its own or with antibiotics.
What happens during root canal therapy?
During root canal therapy, your dentist will remove the infected pulp from the canals inside your tooth. The canals are cleaned and then filled with a durable material to seal the tooth from getting re-infected.
After your root canal procedure, a dental crown will be required to strengthen your tooth and protect it from cracking.