Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that can improve the health of your smile if you suffer from teeth that are severely infected, decayed, or injured. Endodontics is the branch of dentistry focused on the study and treatment of the dental pulp and tooth nerve. If the dental pulp or nerve is infected or damaged, it can cause several painful symptoms, including:
- Extreme tooth sensitivity
- Severe tooth pain when biting and chewing
- A recurring pimple on the nearby gums
- Swelling or tenderness in the nearby gums
To restore the health of the affected tooth, Dr. Anderson may recommend root canal therapy in Clearfield, Utah. Root canal therapy involves removing the infected or damaged dental pulp and tooth nerve. Your gentle dentist will then fill in the tooth and seal it; a dental crown may be needed to protect the tooth and effectively restore its structure and appearance. Root canal therapy can help to avoid the need for tooth extraction and prevent infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth. For more information on root canal therapy and how it can improve your oral health, we welcome you to contact us soon at Anderson Family Dentistry.