Hopkins Dental

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If the pulp becomes diseased or injured, through poor dental hygiene, fractured tooth, teeth grinding or other illness, the pulp is removed to avoid further decay and to save the tooth. During the procedure the dentist will clean and shape the root canals leading from the root of the teeth to the interior pulp. The interior is then cleaned, dried and packed with a filling. A crown or cap is then applied to the top of the tooth to seal the hole and create an artificial biting surface. This process is called a root canal treatment.

The symptoms of a damaged or diseased tooth pulp may include:

Unprovoked or spontaneous pain
Sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and foods or does not go away
Pain when biting or chewing
Pain initiated by temperature changes that then gets worse
Swelling of the gum near the affected tooth
Facial swelling.

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