Root canal treatment is necessary when the nerve of the tooth has become inflamed, damaged, or infected. This treatment allows us to help you keep your tooth by removing the damaged nerve and not your tooth. It is our top priority to see that you maintain your natural teeth for as long as possible.
- A root canal infection may be associated with these
- Lingering pain; sensitivity to hot and cold, and chewing or biting
- Intense pain that wakes you up at night
- A pimple or swelling in the gums that releases pus or blood upon applying pressure with your finger
- Migrating or irradiating pain that starts in one tooth and spreads to other areas such as your jaw, head, other teeth, etc. However, there may be no symptoms. We routinely check your soft tissues and x-rays for signs of abnormalities that would go undetected otherwise.