If you have a tooth that is cracked, damaged or decayed, a root canal can stop further damage and save your tooth.
Root canal therapy can hep you maintain your natural teeth as long as possible. If a tooth is painful, discolored, sensitive to cold and hot, or your gums are very tender, these are signs a tooth may be infected. This can happen if a cavity has grown very deep or the tooth is cracked or broken. When that happens, bacteria infect the soft tissue inside your tooth, where antibiotics can’t reach.
We carefully examine your teeth, jaw, gums, and mouth to determine the extent of the problem and recommend what treatment is needed. We will explain the treatment and answer any questions you may have. Root canal therapy is usually performed under a local anesthetic. In general, the procedure involves removing the infected pulp inside of your tooth chamber and root canal. The area is then carefully cleaned, medicated and permanently sealed. Your dentist may need to restore your tooth with a permanent crown so that it looks and feels completely natural.
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