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Root Canal

What is a root canal?

Root canal therapy is necessary when the nerve and blood vessels in a tooth begin to die.  This can happen from a large cavity (decay), fracture or trauma.  During root canal therapy, the affected nerves and vessels are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.  This process saves a tooth that would otherwise need to be removed.

Why do I need a root canal?

When the damage to the tooth causes extensive nerve damage, the tooth cannot be fixed with a filling or crown alone. 

How do I know if I need a root canal treatment?

The most common symptoms of tooth infection:

  • Severe tooth pain

  • Extreme tooth sensitivity

  • Swelling and tenderness in the gums

  • Tooth pain that wakes you at night

  • Facial Swelling

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We are especially proud of the fact that our patients often tell us how comfortable they feel when they visit our office.  Whatever your dental needs, we look forward to showing you the difference that considerate care and attention to detail can make.  Please contact our office for more information or to schedule a consultation.