Teeth root canal treatment
Inside our teeth, there is an area called "pulp" where vessels and nerves are located to keep the tooth healthy. When this living tissue is damaged, it leaves the tooth vulnerable to infection and can cause pain, swelling, bone damage and tooth loss.
Root canal treatment saves your tooth and eliminates the need for more costly procedures such as dental implants.
Endodontic treatment procedures
Root canal procedures are necessary when the pulp or nerve of the tooth becomes infected.
This can happen due to a deep cavity, a crack in the tooth, or trauma to the tooth. During a root canal procedure, the infected pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
Root canal procedures are usually successful in saving the tooth and preventing further infection.
There are a few common symptoms that may indicate you need a root canal procedure.
These include severe tooth pain that is not relieved by over-the-counter pain medication, sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, gum tenderness or swelling, and discoloration of the tooth.
If you experience any of these symptoms, it's important to see your canal dentist as soon as possible so that they can determine if you need a root canal procedure.