Most restorative dental treatments work by repairing your tooth from the outside. But sometimes damage goes much deeper, affecting the nerve inside of your tooth. Left untreated, dying or infected dental nerves can cause symptoms like:
- Darkening of enamel
- Inner resorption (shrinkage)
- Tooth loss
Fortunately, there’s a treatment option that repairs a tooth from the inside, saving your smile. Endodontic therapy — or more commonly known as “root canal treatment” — is a proactive way to maintain the integrity of your tooth so that you don’t have to lose it prematurely.