When the inner tooth nerves become infected or die root canal therapy is needed to save the tooth from having to be extracted. Some signs that you may need root canal therapy can be hot or cold sensitivity, pain with biting or pressure, dull aches, a bad smell or taste in your mouth and sometimes there are no symptoms at all.

If left untreated the infection can spread through the tips of the tooth into your jawbone and cause a painful abscess.

Root Canal Therapy