Root Canal Treatment
When a tooth becomes infected, the inside nerve must be taken out in order to preserve the tooth. The treatment is called root canal therapy because inside the root are small canals that house the pulp (nerve). The pulp must be removed or the surrounding tissue will also become infected and you might lose the tooth entirely.
After removing the pulp, doctor will seal the tooth and cover it with a crown, in order to protect and strengthen it. This procedure is completed in normally two or three visits.
Root Canal Symptoms
The most common symptoms that may occur are:
If you have any of the above symptoms, and would like to schedule an exam and consultation, contact our office.