Root canal therapy, also known as Endodontics, is one of the most common dental treatments dentists perform. Root canals are usually completed in a single appointment by our dentists which allows our patients to keep their originally infected tooth and eliminates potential tooth loss.
What are the symptoms of an infected tooth that needs a root canal?
If you have an infected tooth that requires a root canal, you may experience any one of the symptoms below. However, keep in mind that infected teeth can sometimes be asymptomatic. Don’t hesitate to contact our dentist if you think you need a root canal.
- Prolonged tooth pain
- Tooth sensitivity to hot/cold liquids
- Tooth decay
- Tooth discoloration (usually gray, blue/black)
Why have a root canal?
Root canals are the best option for saving an infected natural tooth. Our dentists believe that it’s always best to keep a natural tooth whenever possible. If you don’t treat the infected or dying tooth, extraction will be necessary which in turn requires additional treatment for replacing the missing tooth.
How is a root canal completed?
In the event that you need a root canal, our dentist will complete the root canal procedure in as little as one visit. Our dentist will remove the infected pulp, thoroughly clean the tooth, and then seal it.
We encourage you to contact our office for more information if you have an infected tooth or have any of the symptoms. Our dentists will do their best to save the tooth by using root canal therapy.