If you are suffering from a severe toothache, a discolored or darkened tooth, extreme sensitivity to cold or hot, swollen or tender gums, or a painful pimple on a gum, you may need root canal therapy. A root canal becomes a necessity after the dental pulp becomes infected. The dental pulp is the center of a tooth, and it contains a tooth’s blood vessels, nerves, and other tissues. If a tooth’s dental pulp is infected or damaged and the pulp is left untreated, the tooth may die. If a tooth does die, a tooth extraction—or the removal of the tooth—becomes a necessity. Because our dentist, Dr. Thomas M. Kiefer, is determined to preserve your natural teeth whenever possible, he may recommend root canal therapy for you. During root canal therapy, our team will:
- Sedate the target area
- Carefully remove the infected pulp
- Fill the tooth with medication
- Seal the tooth
- Protect the tooth by adding a crown
If root canal therapy is necessary, our team will work carefully to provide you with the most comfortable dental experience possible. If you have any questions about getting a root canal in Marathon, Florida, please feel free to contact us today. We are excited to hear from you!