When infection and tooth decay spreads to the nerve inside your tooth, your tooth can become abscessed, which can be very painful. A root canal will allow you to keep the tooth, and it will relieve the pain.
The enamel on your teeth serves to protect the pulp inside your tooth. Pulp is made of blood vessels and nerves. When the pulp gets infected, it can cause swelling inside your tooth, which is often the source of the pain. A root canal will clear the infection by removing the dead pulp from your tooth, relieving the pain, and then sealing the tooth back up.
If you need more information about Endodontics in Burlington, contact Gardner Dental Group.