Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatments are not painful! Thanks to modern dental technology and procedures, most patients undergoing a root canal treatment with us find the entire experience no more painful than having a filling placed! And the benefits to getting a root canal when one is needed far outweigh the slight discomfort. Root canal, or endodontic, therapy can save your natural tooth, which is always the ideal case. Endodontic therapy also has a very high success rate, and with good care many treated teeth can last a lifetime.

When is Root Canal Therapy Needed?

Full dentures, also known as complete dentures, are recommended for patients who are missing all of their natural teeth and do not have enough bone structure to support implants. Full dentures can be either conventional or immediate.

​Root canal treatment is needed when the pulp, the soft tissue inside the tooth, becomes infected or damaged. When the pulp is damaged, it begins to break down and bacteria multiplies within the pulp chamber, eventually causing an infection or abscessed tooth. There are many possible causes of damaged tooth pulp, including: an untreated crack or chip in the tooth, deep decay, repeated dental procedures, large fillings, or trauma to the mouth or face.

Signs and Symptom

Although our dentists will determine whether or not endodontic treatment is necessary to save your tooth via examination and x-rays, there are some common signs and symptoms to indicate when root canal therapy could be needed:

  • Tooth pain upon chewing or application of pressure

  • Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold

  • Discoloration of tooth

  • Swelling and tenderness in nearby gums, lymph nodes

  • Persistent or recurring pimples on the gums

However, it is important to know that sometimes there are no symptoms, yet a tooth can still be infected or damaged. An infected tooth must be treated as soon as possible, since infection in a single tooth can spread to other teeth, the surrounding gums and even into the bone, face, neck or head, causing further serious health complications.

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