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Root Canal Treatment, also known as endodontic treatment, is a practice used to save a tooth when the nerve or the dental pulp (a collection of nerves, blood vessels and
Signs and symptoms that could be caused by a root canal concern include...
- Constant, severe pain in your mouth
- Swelling along the gum line
- Sharp pain when biting down on food
- Extreme sensitivity to heat or cold that lingers after eating
If you need a root canal, don’t panic! A root canal is one of the most commonly performed dental procedures and will help you feel better. You can expect the following...
X-rays and Procedure: The first step in a root canal treatment is to take an X-ray of the tooth to visualize whether there is an infection or damage to the root canal of the tooth.
Tenderness: There may be some tenderness and sensitivity after the root canal procedure. The discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers, however, your dentist will determine your treatment plan based on your individual assessment.
Possible Crown: Due to the structural weakening of the tooth from the trauma of a root canal procedure, it is usually necessary to add a crown over the affected tooth to prevent further damage and to restore function.