The dental pulp is the area at the center of the tooth where the nerve, blood vessels and connective tissues are located. A tooth’s root canals travel from the tips of the root into the pulp chamber. If a tooth’s pulp becomes damaged or infected, root canal therapy may be recommended. During root canal therapy, Dr. Jeff Tulett will remove the infected pulp and seal the tooth.
Signs that you may need root canal therapy in Hardin, Montana, include, but are not limited to:
- A severe toothache when you chew or apply pressure to a tooth
- A recurring or persistent pimple on the gums
- Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Swelling and tenderness in the gums
- Darkening of a tooth
If you notice any of these symptoms, please schedule an appointment with our dentist. To perform root canal therapy, our dentist will first access the pulp. The diseased pulp is removed from the chamber and the root canals. Then the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. The tooth is closed with a dental filling. In many cases, a dental crown is placed on the tooth to restore its strength.
We invite you to contact Hardin Family Dental at 406-665-3300 today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment.