Whenever possible, the team at Dental Studio at Mark Center treats toothaches using conservative measures of care. However, if you injure your pulp or your pulp becomes infected or inflamed, root canal treatment may be necessary. The outer portion of your tooth, known as the crown, doesn’t need the pulp to survive.
Some of the most common causes of pulp inflammation or damage include:
- Deep decay
- A chipped tooth
- A cracked tooth
- A tooth injury
You might also benefit from a root canal if your affected tooth has undergone multiple dental procedures. Before performing a root canal treatment, your dentist does an oral exam and takes a series of X-rays to pinpoint the source of your discomfort.