Porcelain Why Choose Root Canal Therapy (Endodontics)?
The two options for treating an infected pulp as described above are either root canal therapy to save the tooth, or an extraction to remove the tooth. Root canal therapy is the ideal treatment to maintain the ability to function properly with that tooth and to preserve the bone around it. Extracting the tooth will lead to bone loss, shifting of other teeth, poor function, and poor esthetics.
The most common symptoms of a tooth infection or abscessed tooth are:
- Random throbbing pain
- Pain with pressure
- Extreme sensitivity to hot or cold
- A fistula (small bubble of pus) on the gums