What is a Root Canal?
A “root canal” is a term used to describe the natural cavity in the center of a tooth. This area contains soft area known as the pulp chamber that houses the nerves. If it becomes irritated or infected due to cavities, trauma or decay, root canal therapy is necessary. If left untreated, the infection can cause an abscess, which can lead to swelling of the face and neck and bone loss around the roots of the teeth.
Common causes for treatment:
- Inflammed/Infected tooth pulp
- Severe sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
- Swollen, tender gums
- Tooth decay
- Repeated dental procedures to the tooth
Please contact our office for an evaluation if you experience any of the symptoms above.