When the inner nerve of a tooth becomes affected by decay or infection, root canal treatment may be suggested by our knowledgeable dentist, Dr. Nathan T. Cherrington, to restore and save your tooth. If a tooth nerve is infected, the tooth may become extremely sensitive to both pressure and temperature and intense pain can be expected. No symptoms may be present in the initial stages; however, in the advanced stages of decay, infection and an abscess will likely form.
When confronting this type of decay or infection, you generally have two options: pull the affected tooth or save the tooth through root canal treatment. When extracting a decayed or infected tooth, significant and costly dental problems will arise for adjacent teeth. In the end, tooth extraction may cause more problems than it will solve. A root canal in Las Vegas, Nevada, is a much more desirable alternative, as it will provide full functionality to the tooth and mouth and will not cause any future problems with adjacent teeth.
The reasons Dr. Nathan T. Cherrington may recommend root canal treatment include the following:
- Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth)
- Development of infection or abscess inside the tooth or at the root tip
- Trauma or injury to the tooth
The restoration that root canal therapy provides will usually last a lifetime. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, please contact us at Cherrington Dental today and schedule an appointment. We hope to help you soon!