INFECTIOUS PULP TISSUES
Each one of your teeth contains a pulp chamber made of living connective tissue which contain nerves and blood vessels. When your teeth become decayed, bacteria can reach the pulp tissue and cause infections.
Infectious pulp tissue is a serious dental issue that should be treated by an experienced endodontist as soon as possible. If left untreated, the infection can continue to spread to surrounding tissue and can cause more serious health problems.
HOW DO I TELL IF I HAVE AN INFECTED PULP TISSUE IN MY TOOTH?
A healthy tooth has strong enamel and is surrounded by smooth, pink gums. If you can see the inside of your tooth, you’d be able to see a healthy pulp chamber with nerves traveling through the root canals to and from the center of the tooth. If a tooth infection reaches the pulp chamber, the infectious materials may overwhelm the canals and affect the nerves in the tooth. Thus patients with infectious pulp tissue often experience excruciating toothaches.