If you experience severe mouth trauma, or develop a deep cavity, your dentist might recommend a root canal to reduce the risk of complications. A root canal removes the infected or inflamed pulp from a tooth. Tooth pulp contains nerves and blood vessels and makes it possible to feel temperature sensations like hot and cold. By removing the pulp from the center of a tooth, it’s possible to stop the pain, prevent infection from spreading, and preserve your permanent tooth for years to come.
Signs that a root canal may be needed include:
Severe and spontaneous pain
Sensitivity to hot/cold
Throbbing sensation within tooth
Swelling and tenderness in gums
By saving your tooth, we can help you keep your natural smile, so you can continue to eat your favorite foods and maintain your overall health. Nothing looks, feels or functions like your natural tooth!
Endodontics is the branch of dentistry concerning dental pulp and tissues surrounding the roots of a tooth. “Endo” is the Greek word for “inside” and “odont” is Greek for “tooth.” Endodontic treatment, or root canal treatment, treats the soft pulp tissue inside the tooth. An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in saving teeth.
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