When the inner nerve of a tooth becomes affected by decay or infection, our dentists may recommend root canal therapy to restore the tooth. 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 and infection an abscess will form.
When confronting this type of decay or infection, the patient has two options: pull the affected tooth or save the tooth through root canal therapy. 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. Root canal therapy 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 restoration that root canal therapy provides will usually last a lifetime. Dr. Moon has years of experience helping our patients experience comfortable, effective root canals in Palatine, Illinois. This service can return full functionality back to your tooth and mouth. Please call us at Precision Dental Partners to schedule your next dental appointment and learn how you can achieve a healthy smile through restorative dentistry.