At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures.
Symptoms of an infection can be identified as any of the following:
- visible injury
- swelling of the tooth
- sensitivity to temperature
- pain in the tooth and gums
For more information regarding this procedure please follow the link below to the ADA website.