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Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

If your tooth's nerve chamber becomes unhealthy due to decay or trauma, root canal treatment is often the only way to save your tooth.  Often, an unhealthy nerve is noticed by the patient due to pain or swelling but sometimes the diseased nerve will be discovered by the dentist before these symptoms occur.

Inside your tooth's hard outer shell is a nourishing pulp of blood vessels, lymph vessels, and nerves. The root canals, which contain the pulp, extend to the bone. Deep tooth decay, or an injury, can cause serious damage and infection to the pulp's nerves and vessels. Root canal, or endodontic, treatment cleans out the infected pulp chamber and repairs the damage.

Some indications of the need for root canal treatment may be:

  • Spontaneous pain or throbbing while biting.
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods.
  • Severe decay or an injury that creates an abscess (infection) in the bone.

Although there is a long-held belief that "root canals" are painful procedures, patients are usually remembering the pain which led to the root canal rather than the procedure itself.  We use advanced technology and techniques that help root canals to be performed more quickly and accurately and few patients have difficulty undergoing the procedure.