Endodontic (Root Canals)

Endodontic or Root Canal Therapy is a very common procedure. Teeth are very resilient but there are times when the nerve or pulp of a tooth is damaged and can become infected. A root canal is a procedure involving the removal of the soft, center of the tooth known as the pulp. The pulp is made up of nerves, connective tissue, and blood vessels. A common misconception of root canals is that they are painful, when in fact most people report little to no discomfort when having a root canal done. We have even had the occasional patient fall asleep during a root canal.

Common causes of damage to the pulp include:
-deep decay due to an untreated cavity
-multiple dental procedures over time on the same tooth
-a chip or crack in the tooth
-a traumatic injury to the tooth

Symptoms that you may need a Root Canal are:
-severe pain, often throbbing and keeping you awake at night with little to no relief from pain medications
-lingering hot and/or cold sensitivity

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