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What Is A Root Canal Therapy?

When a tooth is decaying or infected, it often causes unbearable discomfort and pain. Root canal therapy can be used to save a tooth that is severely damaged and relive you from the pain. A root canal is often associated with extreme pain, however, it is a rather comfortable and efficient procedure, thanks to the advancements in modern dental technologies.

When Do I Need A Root Canal?

A tooth begins to die once the infection sets into its pulp and the acids produced start reacting with the surrounding bone. This is when the discomfort is maximum and a root canal therapy can not only provide relief but also save a tooth consequently preventing all the subsequent oral health issues associated with missing teeth. If you experience severe pain while chewing or biting, notice any swelling or pimples on the gum or find your tooth feeling sensitive to certain sensation then you might need a root canal therapy. Schedule your appointment with us today!

What Happens During Root Canal Treatment?

A full growth tooth does not require it’s pulp to survive as it can still continue getting nourished by the surrounding tissues. During root canal therapy, one of our dental experts will gently extract the infected tissues from the tooth and thoroughly clean the root canal that holds the nerves of the tooth. Then, the tooth will be filled and sealed off to protect it from bacteria. In most cases, a crown is recommended depending on the damage made by the decay. Root canal therapy may require more than one dental visit, depending on the severity of the case.

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