If you are suffering swollen or tender gums, severe tooth pain, a recurring pimple, very sensitive teeth, or discolored or darkened teeth, you need root canal therapy. Root canal therapy may become necessary if a tooth’s dental pulp becomes damaged or infected. The dental pulp, located in the center of the tooth, is the innermost layer containing blood vessels, nerves, and other tissue. If a pulp is damaged or infected, our dentist may recommend root canal therapy. The death of a tooth can result from an untreated, infected dental pulp. If this is the case, a dental extraction—or the removal of the tooth—may become a necessity. The three main steps of a root canal are:
- Removing the infected tissue.
- Cleaning, sanitizing, and filling the tooth with medicated material.
- And finally, capping the tooth
Our friendly dentist, Dr. Thomas E. Wold will work hard to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible during this procedure. If you are experiencing the negative consequences of an infected dental pulp, our team can alleviate your discomfort and restore your smile in just one or two visits. If you are interested in more information about a root canal in Bend, Oregon, please contact or call us today!