It is a relatively simple treatment that can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. Keep in mind it is very case specific and sometimes the prognosis may be poor and the need for dental implants or bridges may be more appropriate. Dr. Davoodian will discuss all your treatment options and the relative longevity of each procedure.
At the center of your tooth is pulp with a collection of of blood vessels which can be infected with bacteria. Infection of the blood vessels of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures.
- Severe pain which may possibly interrupt sleep
- Radiating pain to ear, temples, or jaw area.
- Pain on biting or touching the tooth.
- Inflammation or discharging pus, which may taste or smell bad (may also look like a "pimple")
- Sensitivity to heat, cold, for long periods of time
- Tooth color change
- Cracks or broken tooth
However, sometimes there may be NO symptoms, or some of these symptoms may be related to some other dental problem. Contact us to schedule an appointment as soon as possible to make sure a proper diagnosis is made.
- The injured blood vessels are removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed.
- This procedure may require more than one visit, but will determined at your consultation.
- After the procedure is complete, a crown may be necessary in order to make sure the tooth is protected and prevent further injury to the tooth.