Have you noticed extreme tooth pain when biting and chewing? Have you experienced an increase in tooth sensitivity? Are your gums swollen or tender? If so, you may suffer from an infected tooth. When infection and decay reach the dental pulp, which is located in the center of the tooth, you may experience several painful symptoms. Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that can effectively restore the health and function of an infected tooth. Root canal therapy can help us avoid the need for tooth extraction and prevents the infection from spreading to other areas in the mouth.
During root canal therapy, your skilled dentist, Dr. Prigmore, will gently remove the infected or decayed dental pulp and tooth nerve. He will clean the tooth and fill it in, then seal the tooth. A dental crown is often used to seal the tooth and restore its structure and appearance. In Fairfield, California, root canal therapy usually involves two visits to our dental office. Our caring dental team will ensure that your root canal treatment is as painless and comfortable as possible. If you suffer from the symptoms of tooth infection, we encourage you to contact us today at James D. Prigmore, DDS, Inc. to schedule your consultation.