Root canals are necessary when a cavity that has been left untreated becomes larger. An infection can form at the base of the root canal and cause an abscess (infection). This abscess is usually painful and will have to be removed. The root canal process involves cleaning out the infected root, medicating the canal, then filling and sealing the canal.
After care instructions
Symptoms may include
Tooth pain, sensitivity, and gum inflammation can all be indications that you might need a root canal. You should always make an appointment with us if you are at all concerned about the possibility of needing a Root Canal.
Our treatment plan
The root canal treatment process involves cleaning out the infected root, medicating the canal, then filling and sealing the canal. Generally speaking, the only alternative to root canal therapy is extracting the tooth.
After the root canal, the tooth will need to be permanently restored. A tooth that has had a root canal becomes fragile and can break easily unless properly restored by your dentist.