Root canal treatment is an often straightforward procedure to relieve dental pain and save your teeth. Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth.
During root canal treatment, one of our dentists will carefully remove the pulp inside the tooth, clean, disinfect and shape the root canal, and place a filling to seal the space.
If you sense an extremely sharp pain when chewing or applying pressure to a tooth, see a dentist immediately. If a tooth continues to be in pain with hot or cold temperatures long after the source has been removed, you may very well need a root canal.
Other signs such as a darkening of a tooth, swelling and tenderness of the gums, or a pimple on the gums indicate that you may need a root canal.
If you think you have an infected tooth, give us a call immediately!
If an infected root is left for too long, swelling can occur in other parts of the face, head or neck or patients may suffer bone loss in the jaw. Cracks, chips, misplaced fillings, facial trauma or decay can cause infections in the tooth.
If you’ve gone through any of these procedures or have any symptoms, please set up an appointment today!