When the nerve of a tooth becomes affected by decay or infection, Dr. Dang may recommend root canal therapy to restore health to the tooth. An infected tooth is often extremely sensitive to both pressure and temperature, frequently causing the patient intense pain. If allowed to reach the advanced stages of decay and infection, an abscess will form in the tooth.
Dr. Dang may recommend root canal therapy for one or more of the following reasons:
- Decay has reached the living tissue inside the tooth
- An abscess or infection has developed inside the tooth
- There has been significant trauma or injury to the tooth
Root canal therapy will be performed throughout several visits to our Kailua, HI dental practice in order to ensure that your tooth is completely cleared of any infection. Once the infection has been removed, the tooth will be sealed with a tooth-colored filling for optimal cosmetic results.
The healing that root canal therapy provides will usually last a lifetime, with the proper care. After the procedure is complete, Dr. Dang will inform you on how to care for your newly restored oral health. It is important to follow his instructions in order to maintain optimal oral health. We invite you to contact our office and learn how restorative dental treatments can help you achieve a
healthy, beautiful smile.