ROOT CANAL THERAPY

Dentistry
DenTouch Dental Clinics

WHAT IS A ROOT CANAL?

a dentist performing a root canal procedure on a dental paitent

In a Root Canal procedure, the pulp of the tooth (the living tissue inside) is removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated dental materials that restore the tooth to full function. Using root canal therapy not only preserves your natural tooth, extending its lifetime, it also protects and preserves the jaw bone and other supporting tissues around the tooth. Wherever possible, saving your natural tooth will also save you from more pain and expense down the road.

SIGNS YOU SHOULD GET A ROOT CANAL

a dentist examining paitent teeth

There are a number of signs that suggest root canal therapy may be necessary:

Sensitivity to hot and cold.
Severe toothache pain.
Red or swollen gums near the tooth.
Discoloration of the teeth.
An abscess (or pimple) on the gums.