Diagnosis of Tooth-Related Pain
Under the hard outer enamel of a tooth is soft tissue, nerves and blood vessels called "pulp". The pulp lies in the canals that run lengthwise through the center of the tooth, from the top of the crown to the bottom of the roots. When the pulp becomes infected, it must be removed or it can cause more damage to the surrounding tissue and lead to an abscess. Symptoms may include sensitivity to hot or cold temperature, tenderness when biting or chewing, and swelling. If you experience any pain or sensitivity, you may need Root Canal Therapy.