Root Canal Therapy

If you are experiencing severe pain while eating, an intense heightened sensitivity to hot or cold, tooth pain that keeps you from sleeping or wakes you up at night – or if you notice your gums swelling at the site of a tooth you feel may be infected – root canal therapy may be your only option for relief.

Root Canal Therapy, or Endodontic Treatment, is the process by which infection is removed with the nerve of a tooth.

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Often times, root canal therapy is the only alternative to extracting an infected tooth.

In the past, the phrase ‘root canal’ has been associated with a lot of pain and fear. These days, the treatment is relatively quick, simple, and is done with minimal patient discomfort! Root canal therapy usually only takes a single visit, but depends greatly on what the doctor finds once we have gained access into the root canal, or if the infection is too great.

In simple words, a root canal involves going inside of the tooth and cleaning out all of the bad and infected stuff and replacing it with artificial filling material that is healthy for the tooth.

Once the root canal is finished, the tooth will need a permanent restoration. This can be a filling, crown, or onlay.