If your tooth becomes infected or severely damaged, Dr. Parsell may recommend a root canal. There are many reasons that a tooth can become infected including, trauma, decay, and some fillings that need to be placed near the pulp of your tooth. Many reported toothaches are caused by an infection that can be treated with a root canal. During the procedure, Dr. Parsell will remove the nerve and pulp from the space inside the root of your tooth. It is then cleaned with antibacterial agents and filled and sealed.
After the procedure is completed, Dr. Parsell may recommend that you have a crown placed over the restored tooth. After removing the nerve and the infection, the tooth may become brittle and susceptible to further damage if left unprotected. A dental crown will be fabricated to match your tooth exactly and placed over the restoration to protect the tooth for years to come.