A root canal is a procedure used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. Although normal tooth decay can become increasingly worse and eventually lead to a root canal, often times blunt trauma can cause the tooth to die as well.
Your dentist will remove the dead nerve from the tooth and then seal it off to prevent another infection or abscess from forming around the tooth. If the nerve is not removed the infection will continue to climb deeper into your gums, often causing swelling, pain, and discomfort.
Do not wait to see your dentist if you are experiencing any kind of discomfort. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.
Gateway Family Dentistry Staff
At Gateway Family Dentistry, our friendly, dedicated, and energetic dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a positive dental experience every time you visit our practice. Each member of our team maintains the highest levels of accreditation and pursues ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the dental field. We welcome you with warm smiles to our dental practice here in Chandler, AZ!