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September 11, 2012

What is a root canal, and how do you know if you need one?

Filed under: Sleep Dentistry — sleepdentists @ 6:40 pm

A root canal is recommended when the pulp inside your tooth (which contains nerves and blood vessels) becomes infected or damaged because of deep decay or an injury.  The root canal process involves removal of the pulp and subsequent sealing of the pulp chamber.  The final touch is usually a crown on the tooth to protect it and restore it to full function.

Symptoms of a tooth in need of a root canal may include:

Constant throbbing of a single tooth; sensitivity to hot and cold; pain when chewing; a tooth that is severely broken or fractured; a loose tooth; pus between the teeth and gums.

The only way to know if you are in need of a root canal is to come in and let us have a look at your tooth.  Our job is to make you as comfortable as possible and to do everything we can to save your tooth, even if that means getting down to the “root” of the problem!

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