Root Canal Therapy

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Root canal treatment is an often straightforward procedure to relieve dental pain and save your teeth. Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. During root canal treatment, an endodontist who specializes in such treatment carefully removes the pulp inside the tooth, cleans, disinfects and shapes the root canals, and places a filling to seal the space.

Root Canal Procedure

Root canal therapy is performed when the pulp which is composed of nerves and blood vessels in the tooth becomes infected or damaged. During root canal therapy, the pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.

People fear root canals because they assume they are painful. Actually, most people report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed. The discomfort experienced in the period leading up to seeking dental care is truly painful, not the procedure itself.

Do I Really A Root Canal?

Root canal therapy is needed when an injury or large cavity damages your tooth’s pulp or nerve.  The most common symptom of a root canal are severe toothaches. Often times this pain, can also manifest itself as a sensitivity to heat or cold or progress to a generalized headache.

If the tooth dies prior to be evaluated, an abscess can form. Therefore it is extremely important to get a proper evaluation for diagnosis and treatment.

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