A cavity or a crack so small that it could be missed during a checkup may be enough to allow bacteria to create an infection in the pulp of your tooth. In addition to being painful, that infection may spread to other parts of your body and create issues for your overall health. A toothache or even sensitivity can be an indicator of an infection. If you are experiencing either of these symptoms, call Midtown Smiles Dental Care at 919-787-5599 for an appointment with our dentist. One of our team members can schedule an appointment with Dr. Jessica McConnell for a root canal treatment in Raleigh, North Carolina.