If at all possible, our first course of action is to save a tooth that has become damaged or infected, and we may recommend a root canal be performed as a way to save the tooth. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and then sealed. If left untreated, the tissue surrounding the tooth can become infected and an abscess could occur.
A tooth's nerve is not important to a tooth's health and function after the tooth has emerged through the gums. Its only function is to provide the sensation of hot or cold and the absence of this nerve will not affect the chewing function of that tooth.
If you have tooth that is hurting, we can help! To get relief or to find out more about our root canal and endodontic services, or the other dentistry services we provide, please call our Aptos dental office at 831.688.6531 or send an email to Info@CreekViewDentistry.com.
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