Root Canals

Repairing, Restoring, Relieving Infected Tooth Nerves with Root Canal Therapy

If you’re suffering tooth pain, chances are good that the nerve and pulp that exist on the interior of your tooth—within the root canal—have become infected. It’s important to do root canal therapy on the infection because if it goes untreated, you may get an abscessed tooth, which is more costly to treat and may require surgical intervention.

How do I know if I have a root canal infection?

A tooth can become diseased because of severe decay, cracks in the teeth, injury, or large filling. In other words, bacterium has infiltrated the inside of your tooth and has damaged the nerve and pulp. If you’re experiencing any level of pain, prolonged sensitivity to cold or hot temperatures, tooth discoloration, or swelling in the gums, then you probably have a root canal infection.

What is root canal therapy?

Root canal therapy is the process we use to clear out infection and restore your tooth’s health. During root canal therapy, Dr. Huseman will remove all the compromised tissue. Then he’ll clean and smooth the interior of the tooth. He will fill the tooth with a sealant—usually gutta percha—and cap the restored tooth with a crown. And remember, at Noble Creek Family Dentistry, we’ll always make sure you’re comfortable throughout all our procedures.

Dr. James Huseman and our friendly dental team provide family, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry for all our patients. Noble Creek Family Dentistry offers services to the communities of Noblesville, Fishers, Westfield, and Anderson. Schedule your appointment with our Noblesville dental office today!