Root Canal Therapy
Why You May Need A Root Canal
A root canal is needed if a cavity or an infection has reached the nerve center of your tooth (the pulp). In addition, trauma to the tooth can also irritate the pulp and cause it to become inflamed. After damage to the pulp has occurred, bacteria can multiply within the pulp chamber. If the bacteria are not removed, the infection can spread beyond the tooth and into the surrounding bone that holds the teeth in place.
How A Root Canal Works
In order to prevent the infection from spreading, it is necessary to remove the infection from the inside of the root of the tooth. This is accomplished by accessing the pulp chamber. A series of files will be used to remove the bacteria from the roots of the tooth. Once the infection is removed, a material is used to seal the tooth from the oral cavity. This will prevent future infections from occurring within the offending tooth. We utilize the latest materials and techniques to ensure your comfort during the procedure.
Root Canal Symptoms
In certain circumstances, a root canal may be indicated even when a patient is asymptomatic. However, symptoms indicating the need for a root canal can include:
- Toothache or Pain (either spontaneously or upon chewing)
- Prolonged Sensitivity to Hot or Cold Temperatures
- Swelling or Tenderness in the Nearby Gums.
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