Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is necessary when the nerve in a tooth becomes infected. In order to relieve the patient’s symptoms, the infected nerve must to be removed. If left untreated an infection can progress into an abscess, which is a much more serious problem that includes pain, bone loss in the jaw and possible swelling.
Local anesthetics and proper pain medication allow the procedure to be performed with little to no pain. The procedure will relieve you from pain caused by the infection allowing you to enjoy the foods you love without pain from heat, cold, or biting. It is highly recommended that root canal treated teeth are fit with a crown. This will improve the appearance and strength of the tooth, and will also increase the success rate of the root canal. If you are experiencing pain consult your dentist today.