Root Canal Therapy
When bacteria invade the inner layers of a tooth, the pulp (soft tissue made up of nerves and blood vessels) can become infected. Most commonly, infection results from a deep cavity that facilitates bacteria through the enamel and dentin layers of the tooth. When tooth pulp becomes inflamed or infected due to decay, root canal therapy is often necessary to save the tooth and keep the mouth healthy.
Symptoms of an infected tooth include:
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Pain when biting or putting pressure on the tooth
- Throbbing or severe tooth pain
- Swelling around the tooth
- A bad taste in the mouth
*If you think you may have an infected tooth, set an appointment so that Dr. Woodburn can give you an exam, make a diagnosis, and render the proper treatment.