If your tooth becomes severely damaged through tooth decay or an accidental injury, an infection of the soft tissue inside the tooth may occur.
This tissue is known as the dental pulp, and it contains all the tooth’s blood vessels and nerve endings. An infection of dental pulp can cause significant discomfort and have long-lasting consequences if left untreated.
If you have a dental pulp infection, you may notice increased sensitivity or localised swelling. As the infection takes hold, your tooth may begin to change colour, turning a progressively darker shade of grey.
Your dentist can treat a pulp infection with root canal therapy. Under local anaesthetic, your dentist will remove the infected tissue from the centre of the tooth, before thoroughly cleaning it and filling the canal with an antibacterial sealant.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms of a dental pulp infection, seek treatment as soon as possible. At Elm House, we provide you with a comfortable experience each time you visit our practice. Call Elm House on 020 8520 7117 to schedule a comprehensive dental exam. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.
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