Root Canals

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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