Many teeth that would have been lost in the past can now be saved with root canal treatment. Common symptoms are severe cold sensitivity or a toothache. This can be caused by a cavity, a deep filling or crown, or by trauma.
We perform a few tests to confirm the status of the nerve and determine if the tooth needs a root canal.
We have to freeze the area, and access through the top of the tooth to get to the nerve/pulp. Then we clean and rinse out the pulp and fill the empty space with a rubber material.
A crown is highly recommended for the tooth after the root canal is done to prevent it from fracturing in the future.