A root canal therapy saves a severely injured, cracked, or decayed tooth when the soft inner tissue inside a tooth’s root canal becomes inflamed or infected. If it is not treated promptly, pain or a tooth infection will result. Endodontic treatment is also known as a “root canal.”
Root canal therapy is completed in one or more office visits. Depending on the presence of an infection and the required treatment prescribed by the dentist. With good oral hygiene, the restored tooth has the potential to last a lifetime.
What are some common symptoms?
See your dentist if you experience any of these symptoms:
Tooth or gum pain, discoloration, or prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
A tooth that is tender when it is touched
A tooth abscess (pus enclosed in the tissues of the jawbone at the tip of an infected tooth)
Pus drainage in your mouth
Swelling or tenderness in the lymph nodes under your jaw
Sometimes a problem can exist without warning signs. In these cases, a Digital X-ray taken during a routine dental checkup will reveal the tooth damage.
What is a root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment involves the removal of the diseased pulp along with the tooth’s nerve located within a tooth’s root canal. The pulp chamber and root canal(s) of your tooth are then cleaned, medicated and sealed. A dental crown or other restorative treatment is used to protect and strengthen the tooth.
What happens after I am diagnosed?
After reviewing a Digital X-ray of your tooth, your dentist will thoroughly examine your teeth, gums and supporting bone structure, recommend a treatment plan, discuss it with you, and answer your questions.
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