Anyone with an abscessed tooth needs to have a root canal treatment done. An abscessed tooth is a tooth infected in the pulp, which is a bundle of blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue in the center of the tooth under layers of enamel and dentin.
The pulp is the most vital part of the tooth, and when it becomes infected it must be removed. If not removed, the infected pulp will produce quality-of-life wrecking symptoms including teeth sensitivity to hot and cold, pain while chewing, and lingering toothaches so strong they wake you up from sleep at night.
These infections happen when bacteria are allowed down into the tooth by a cavity or crack. An abscessed tooth can be diagnosed by an oral x-ray if there are no visible changes to the tooth. It must be treated immediately by removing infected pulp with a root canal treatment, or the patient remains at risk of developing those severe oral health complications.Make an Appointment at Deldar Dental