Root Canal Therapy Saves Ailing Teeth
Root canal therapy enables us to relieve the most severe dental pain and save extremely damaged teeth at the same time. It is typically needed when a tooth’s innermost chamber, known as the dental pulp, has become damaged or infected.
Some signs that you might need a root canal are:
- Severe dental pain in one tooth
- Pain when biting down on a particular tooth
- Swelling or redness of the gums near one tooth
- A bump on the gum tissue next to a tooth
For a root canal, your dentist will gently remove the infected tissue, clean the interior of the tooth, fill it with a biocompatible material, and then fully restore the tooth with a dental crown. Most root canals can be completed in just one visit, and thanks to modern-day dental techniques, most patients experience very little discomfort during or after their procedure.
If you have a painful tooth that has been bothering you, a root canal could be exactly what you need, so contact us today for an appointment.