Posted on Jun 24, 2014
If you have been experiencing a toothache or sudden tooth pain, it’s possible that you have an abscessed tooth. Take a look at this short video to learn how a having an abscessed tooth means that you have an infection inside the pulp of your tooth. In most cases, a root canal treatment and a dental crown will be indicated to clear the infection and prevent it from returning. The infection can result from excessive tooth decay, or from a problem such as a cracked tooth. During a root canal, your dentist will clean out the infected pulp and may cover the affected teeth with dental crowns for strength and protection. If an abscessed tooth goes untreated for too long, it could lead to tooth loss, severe discomfort, and the need for dental implants. With today’s advances in dental technology, root canals usually require only a few office visits, and involve little to no pain.