Once the nerve of a tooth becomes infected, your choices are limited.
You could have the tooth extracted,
or you could choose to save your tooth with root canal therapy.
An extraction would only be a short term solution because teeth need each other for support. A missing tooth sets off a chain reaction of shifting teeth, receding jawbone, increased risk of decay and gum disease,
and other dental problems.
If you choose to delay treatment, you should know that
an infected tooth will never heal on its own.
As the infection spreads down the tooth and into the jawbone,
the pain can become excruciating, and the infection can
become more widespread and potentially life threatening.
Root canal treatment removes the infection, relieves the pain,
and saves your tooth.
That’s why may recommend Root Canal Therapy to keep your mouth and smile healthy.