Stay healthy and pain free!
A Root Canal therapy treats tooth pain and infection to save teeth. One of the most common causes of a tooth ache is a large cavity that extends into nerve. If nerve damage is left untreated, inflammation develops which can lead to an abscess and swelling. A root canal treatment is necessary to clean the inside of the roots to eliminate pain and infection.
Tooth Decay Indicating an Abscess
Decay Extends to the pulp where the nerve is located. Pulp is inflamed and eventually infected leading to an abscess.
- Spontaneous pain that comes and goes
- Pain to cold drinks that persists
- Pain to hot drinks
- Pain when biting
What To Expect
A root canal therapy is performed under local anesthesia in 1 or 2 visits. Following the appointment, a buildup and crown is necessary restore the tooth. In complex cases such as molars, a root canal specialist known as an endodontist will perform the root canal.