When the inner nerve of a tooth becomes infected or decayed, root canal therapy may be necessary to restore your tooth. The affected tooth may be very sensitive to pressure and temperature, and you may experience pain. It is possible that you could experience no symptoms in the initial stages; however, when the decay and infection reach the advanced stages, an abscess will form.

When confronting this type of decay or infection, patients typically have two options: either pull the affected tooth or save the tooth by performing a root canal. When extracting a tooth, costly problems will probably arise for adjacent teeth. In the end, tooth extractions sometimes cause more problems than they solve. Getting a root canal is a more desirable alternative because it will restore functionality to the tooth and mouth, and it will not cause any problems in adjacent teeth. Furthermore, at Metro 1 Family Dental, Dr. Trevor Salmon is devoted to preserving and protecting your natural teeth.

There are many reasons why a dentist will recommend root canal therapy, including:

  • Because decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth).
  • An infection or abscess inside the tooth or at the root tip has developed.
  • Trauma or injury to the tooth has occurred.

The restoration that root canal therapy provides will usually last a lifetime. It will provide full functionality back to your tooth and mouth. Please call us to schedule your next dental appointment and learn how you can achieve a healthy smile through restorative dentistry. Also, contact us today if you would like to learn more about a root canal in Hyattsville, Maryland.