-Tooth infection. Disease in the tooth root may cause abscesses, pain, and irreversible nerve damage.
-Tooth decay – Undetected cavities send bacteria down the tooth root, endangering the pulp containing blood vessels and nerves (the living tissue inside the tooth).
-Tooth injury – Damage to the tooth nerve can place the tooth in danger, which in some cases doesn’t
The only other alternative option is to remove the tooth . However having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice and allows the tooth to be kept. Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent and opposing teeth.
Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime if done correctly , although on rare occasions, a tooth will have to be retreated or extracted due to new infections.
Here at CVDP , we are able to take referral’s from our collegues and carry out a painless root canal procedure all with very high success rates.