Root Canal Therapy
If you have extreme tooth pain, if your tooth is sensitive to temperature and it hurts when you bite down, or you have a tooth abscess, your tooth is likely infected. In many cases, root canal therapy is essential in order to save an infected tooth. The pain you feel is the nerve’s reaction to being infected—it’s your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. Dental cavities are the most common cause of oral infections and can be easily treated with fillings. If left untreated, they will progress into the nerve and cause infection. Depending on the severity and the size of the dental cavities, some teeth cannot be saved. For cases in which the tooth can be saved, root canal therapy is extremely beneficial to the patients.
Many patients cringe when they hear the phrase root canal therapy, but it’s a pain-relieving procedure, and with Dr. Huynh’s gentle touch, you are in good hands. If you are currently in a pain, call to schedule an appointment as soon as you can because pain can’t wait!