Long-standing cavities can slowly create a hole in your tooth that exposes the interior of your tooth to bacteria. Once bacteria travels through the cavity and to the pulp at the center of your tooth, it may be too late for a simple filling. At this point, the bacteria will have created an infection that can lead to tooth decay. If left untreated, an infected root can lead to serious health problems.
This is where root canal therapy comes in. Our procedure stops the infection at the source by targeting and safely removing the infected pulp. If you’re experiencing deep tooth pain from a potentially infected tooth, temperature sensitivities, swollen lymph nodes, and abscesses, it may be time to visit Vital Dental Center for a root canal treatment.