Root canal therapy is a necessary, tooth-saving procedure when the pulp, or root of the tooth has been affected by decay or infection. While some may think of the procedure as nerve racking, advances in technology have made this procedure simple and painless.
During the procedure, we will remove any decay on the tooth and gain access to the tooth root. The nerve and root will be completely removed and the cavity thoroughly cleaned. Once the area is clean, we will seal the area, and then seal the tooth with either a filling or a crown. This will prevent any further damage to the area and restore your tooth to its full function.
Sensitivity is possible after treatment but will subside after inflammation has diminished and your tooth heals.
You may need a root canal if:
- You find an abscess on your gums
- You have sensitivity to hot and cold
- You have severe tooth pain
- You experience swelling or tenderness in your gum
- You have had injury or trauma to your tooth
- However, sometimes no symptoms are present
If you believe you may need a root canal please do not hesitate to contact our office. Patients often think that removing a problem tooth will solve the problem, but it is usually best to save your tooth and remove the infection with a root canal. Contact our office so we can help you save your tooth.