Root Canal (Endodontics)
A root canal is the dental treatment used to repair a diseased tooth by removing the pulp (nerve) inside of the tooth and filling the canal to seal the space.
It is designed to eliminate bacteria from the infected nerve space, prevent reinfection of the tooth and save the natural tooth.
There are a few symptoms that mean you might need a root canal:
- Severe pain while chewing or biting
- - Pimples on the gums
- - A chipped or cracked tooth
- - Lingering sensitivity to hot or cold, even after the sensation has been removed
- - Swollen or tender gums
- - Deep decay or darkening of the gums
If left untreated serious complications can occur, including further infection and tooth loss. Having a root canal is relatively painless and extremely effective.
You’ll be back to smiling, biting and chewing with ease in no time.