Why Your Dentist May Recommend a Root Canal
A root canal treatment helps relieve your symptoms and save your natural tooth.
By removing the decay and bacteria from the inner tooth, your dentist can help stop the spread of infection and restore the healthy portion of the tooth.
Most patients who have root canals experience minimal discomfort or pain, and end up with a restored tooth. Most teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime if given proper care.
Saving a Damaged Tooth
A root canal is a procedure in which your dentist removes diseased materials from the interior of a damaged tooth.
Your dentist will begin by removing the diseased tissue from the tooth. Next, they will clean and disinfect the inner chamber and fill it with medicated material to protect the tooth from infection.
After the completion of the root canal procedure, your dentist may recommend a crown to protect the remaining tooth structure.
Signs You Need a Root Canal
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms below, contact us. Our dental team can diagnose the issue, and determine treatment.
- Severe toothache pain
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Swelling and/or tenderness
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums