As you may know, teeth are complex structures and are made up of 3 layers – the enamel (an outer protective shell), the dentin (an inner nurturing shell) and the pulp (blood vessels and nerve endings). A healthy pulp allows you to “feel” your teeth, and they are the reasons why your teeth get sensitive when you drink or eat something very cold.
A damaged or infected pulp leads to increased blood flow creating pressure inside the tooth that may result in severe pain. Without proper treatment, the infection may spread to the surrounding bone causing it, and the tooth, to degenerate.
What are your treatment options? Our dentists would evaluate the tooth clinically and may require a few radiographs to determine the main cause of the infection, the extent of infection and the extent of damage to the tooth and bone. Together with you, we will establish the ideal treatment plan to suit your individual needs and expectations.