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When detected early, endodontic treatment can help save a damaged or infected tooth. When bacteria from tooth decay spreads deep into a tooth, the inner portion – the pulp – can become infected. If this occurs, a root canal can be performed to save the tooth. Root canal therapy – a common endodontic treatment – involves removing the damaged pulp from the inner portion of the tooth, sanitizing the internal areas, and sealing the tooth with a restoration. If you have tooth pain, an infected tooth, or other symptoms, contact our team right away to learn about your treatment options.
Root Canal Treatment
If tooth decay or damage penetrates the tooth pulp, an endodontic procedure, or a root canal, may be needed to repair oral function. A root canal is a service that is performed by experienced endodontists to remove infected tissue from the inner tooth to improve oral health.
Are You a Good Candidate for Root Canal Treatment?
There are many symptoms that can identify whether or not a root canal is needed. Some of those symptoms include:
- Inflamed or tender gums around the tooth
- Dark spots on the tooth
- Sensitivity to hot or cold substances
- Pain in or around the area
If you are experiencing one or more of these symptoms, it is recommended that you visit your dentist to examine any hidden damage that may require root canal treatment. When left untreated, the infection in the pulp of the tooth can spread and cause additional damage to your oral health.