Tobin Dental News

At the Root of Tooth Pain

added on: January 21, 2014 | By: Dr. Nancy Tobin

In cases in which tooth decay is left untreated, bacteria may infect the tooth pulp and lead to an abscess. Symptoms include aching or throbbing pain in the tooth, sensitivity to hot or cold, chewing pain, and fever. At this point, endodontic (root canal) treatment is indicated. This involves removal of the nerve and vascular tissue (pulp) from the root and pulp chamber, as well as any associated decayed tooth structure. This allows the tooth to be spared from extraction. After the inside of the tooth is carefully shaped and cleaned, it is filled and sealed, awaiting a crown. Preserving the tooth root in this fashion helps avert the bone loss that often accompanies loss of the tooth root.

Root canal treatment is highly successful. Many teeth fixed with a root canal can last a lifetime. Our family oriented practice encourages comprehensive complete care with emphasis on prevention through early detection. We are your complete dental care provider. We offer professional dental care, including preventive, restorative, and cosmetic services for all ages. Remember to please call us today to schedule an appointment. We welcome and modern office focuses on each individual patient, attention to detail, and a passion for excellence. We offer a complete selection of procedures, from simple teeth whitening to total smile makeovers. We can give you a smile you’ll be proud to show.