If tooth decay or damages goes untreated, it may result in an infection in the dental pulp and tooth nerves. When the dental pulp, which is the innermost layer of the tooth, becomes infected, it can cause severe pain and discomfort. Common signs of tooth infection include:
- Extreme tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- A darkening or discoloration of the tooth
- Severe tooth pain, especially when biting down or chewing
- Tenderness and swelling in the nearby gums
- A recurring or persistent pimple on the gums
To relieve these symptoms and restore the health of your smile, our caring dentist may recommend root canal therapy. Often simply referred to as a root canal, root canal therapy is designed to restore the health of the tooth and prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth. During root canal therapy, Dr. Tyler Carlson will remove the infected tooth nerves and dental pulp. After removing the infected tissue, he will fill the tooth, then seal it with a dental crown. This protects the tooth and returns it to its natural structure and size. If you are suffering from the above symptoms or tooth pain of any kind, we encourage you to contact us at White Mountain Dental today to learn more about root canals in Rock Springs, Wyoming.