In the past, a tooth that was significantly infected, damaged, or decayed would require tooth extraction. Fortunately, we can now use root canal therapy to restore seriously damaged and infected teeth, avoiding tooth extraction and effectively preventing infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth. During the treatment, your dentist, Dr. Hamblin, will remove the infected or injured portion of the dental pulp, fill in the remaining tooth structure, and cap the tooth with a dental crown to protect the tooth and to restore its shape. If you suffer from one or more of the following symptoms, you may benefit from root canal therapy:
- Facial swelling
- Tooth pain when biting down
- Oversensitivity of the teeth
- Tooth pain while chewing
We encourage you to call our dental office in Provo, Utah today if you suffer from any of these symptoms. At Robert L. Hamblin, DDS, we are committed to helping you improve your oral health!