The innermost layer of your tooth is called the dental pulp. This consists of the living tissues of the tooth, blood vessels, tooth nerves and more. When this area of the tooth becomes damaged or infected, it can cause intense tooth pain. Tooth infection may also cause tenderness and swelling in the nearby gums, a persistent pimple on the gum tissues, a darkening of the tooth or extreme tooth sensitivity. In order to relieve these symptoms and return the tooth to good health, our dentist may recommend an endodontic treatment known as root canal therapy.
During root canal therapy, our dentist will remove the damaged, diseased tissues from the tooth. The tooth is then carefully cleaned and sanitized, removing all signs of infection. Dr. Avi Mizrachi then fills the tooth and caps it with a restoration like a dental crown. This returns the tooth to optimal strength and function. Our team will make certain that your root canal in Columbia, Maryland, is as comfortable and pain free as possible. In most cases, this treatment requires only one or two visits to Columbia Dental Excellence. If you are experiencing any type of tooth pain, we encourage you to contact our dental office at 410-381-0505 today. We are committed to helping you improve your oral health and live free from pain.