Root Canal Therapy

Nashua, NH Dentist

When a tooth’s core is made accessible to external bacteria, by way of a deep fracture or cavity, the pulp becomes inflamed or infected. As bacteria grow in the tooth’s inner chamber, pressure against the nerve causes intense, nagging pain. Without treatment, an internally infected tooth can cause extensive bone loss as well as allow the infection to spread. This will result in the loss of the tooth and create more costly treatment.. Root canal therapy allows an infected or badly damaged tooth to be saved instead. Removing the infected tissue, then replacing it with a biocompatible alternative material, can allow the tooth to remain in place, without compromising oral health. With modern dentistry, a root canal is a straightforward and comfortable procedure.