Have you experienced severe tooth pain when biting or chewing? Have you noticed increased tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures? If so, your tooth may be infected in the dental pulp or tooth nerve. The dental pulp may become infected because of injury or tooth decay that reaches far into the tooth. This can cause several painful symptoms, as well as a darkening or discoloration of the tooth. In order to restore the health of the infected tooth, our gentle dentists may recommend root canal therapy. Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that can improve the function and health of the tooth and help to prevent the infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth.
To restore the health of the tooth, Dr. Garner and Dr. Nichols will first remove the infected or injured dental pulp and tooth nerve. They will clean and fill in the tooth, as well as capping the tooth with a dental crown to improve its structure and appearance. In Vicksburg, Mississippi, root canal therapy can be completed in just two comfortable visits to Vicksburg Family Dental. If you are experiencing any type of tooth pain, we encourage you to contact us today to discover how we can improve your smile!