If the nerve inside a tooth becomes affected by infection or decay, our dentists may perform a root canal to preserve the tooth.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a procedure where your dentist removes any decay, bacteria and nerves from a damaged tooth. Then, they will help restore tooth function by filling in the space with medicated dental materials.
Preserving Your Natural Teeth
Without a root canal, damaged teeth will die and need to be pulled by a dentist. A root canal procedure can help to save the tooth.
Removing a problem tooth is usually not the best solution. It will likely cause issues for surrounding teeth and can end up being more expensive.
Signs & Symptoms
You may need a root canal if you experience any of the following issues:
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Severe toothache pain
- Swelling and/or tenderness
Visit your dentist to find out if you need a root canal. They will be able to diagnose the issue, and recommend suitable treatment.