An infected tooth is not only sensitive and uncomfortable, it’s also capable of spreading to adjacent teeth and causing further infections. These infections can lead to abscesses which are not only painful but can require extraction of the infected teeth.
When the root, nerve, or blood supply of a tooth has become infected, a root canal treatment is necessary. Root canal treatments remove the infected material from the inside of the tooth without causing unnecessary damage to the tooth structure.
These treatments are designed to replace the need for tooth extraction, and provided your dental hygiene is well maintained, the treatment should last many years.
At Portobello Dental, we’ll be able to make sure your tooth is pain-free and in good shape after the treatment.