Our Georgetown dentists may recommend root canal therapy if your tooth is infected in the dental pulp or tooth nerve. Infection in the dental pulp can cause severe tooth pain, extreme tooth sensitivity, and swelling in the surrounding gums. In the past, an infected tooth often required extraction; thanks to advanced dental techniques and technology, infected teeth can now be saved with root canal therapy. Root canal therapy involves removing the infected portion of the dental pulp, filling in the tooth, and sealing the tooth. In many cases, a dental crown is required to effectively seal and protect the tooth following root canal therapy. Root canal therapy can improve the health and function of the tooth. To learn more about how root canal therapy can benefit the health of your smile, we welcome you to contact us at Georgetown Dental today!