Root canal therapy is an endodontic treatment that can restore a tooth that is damaged by infection or severe injury. A root canal may be performed when a tooth is significantly infected or damaged. Root canals are performed to restore normal oral health and function. The root canal therapy involves removing the damaged interior of the tooth and replacing it with the proper endodontic treatment materials. We provide our patients with many different anesthetic options for optimal comfort during this procedure. After the root canal treatment is completed a custom fabricated dental crown will cover the tooth for protection and beauty.
A root canal may be necessary treatment if your tooth is infected or significantly damaged. Some common symptoms that signal a tooth infection include the following:
- Tooth pain when biting and/or chewing
- Severe tooth sensitivity (hot or cold)
- Tenderness and swelling near the gums
- Root canal therapy can alleviate these symptoms and restore oral health.
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms you should not ignore them, because the infection will only continue to spread and cause more pain and damage. If you suspect that you or somebody you know may need a root canal feel free to call our office and a member of our knowledgable team will be able to further assist you.