When the nerve of a tooth becomes infected or decayed, Dr. Thomas L. DeRienzo may recommend a root canal in Plantsville, Connecticut. Root canal treatment will restore function to the tooth and mouth without causing problems with any adjacent teeth. Please contact Plantsville Family Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist.
Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reaches deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. When left untreated, this type of infection and disease may cause the tooth to die and necessitate tooth extraction.