What is a root canal?
A Root Canal is a procedure that is conducted to save one’s natural tooth when a tooth is badly decayed and/or infected. Cracks and decay can cause infection in a tooth, resulting in the need for a root canal. Without a root canal treatment, you may be jeopardizing the tissue around the tooth and cause an abscess.
Am I a Candidate for Root Canal Treatment?
While sometimes no signs or symptoms of infection are present, it is important to note specific symptoms that are paired with needing a root canal:
- Severe tooth pain when chewing or asserting pressure on area
- Sensitivity to hot or cool temperatures
- Swelling and tenderness in surrounding gums
- Drainage of the gums
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