Endodontics is the specialty of dentistry that studies the part of tooth commonly known as the nerve. Under normal circumstances, teeth do not hurt. A toothache is a sign of disease. There are times when they can get temporally sensitive after eating or drinking cold. That is totally normal; however it should subside after a few seconds. If not, permanent damage to the nerve is very likely. In situations like that, a root canal treatment is indicated. This treatment consists of removal of the nerve tissue. This allows the tooth to be saved and eliminates the potential for infection and pain. On back molars and premolars, a crown will be recommended in order to prevent tooth fractures. If you start experiencing abnormal sensations or see discoloration of your teeth, give us a call. Dr. Luperon will evaluate it and determine the best treatment.