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Root Canals​

Root Canal

Root canals exist to save teeth. When a tooth’s nerve is decayed or infected, a root canal gets rid of the bacteria to prevent reinfection and save the natural tooth. A root canal involves removing the infected nerve, then cleaning, disinfecting, filling and sealing the inside of the tooth.

Reasons to Get a Root Canal

If you’re dealing with excessive decay, cracks, large fillings or other trauma that inflame the tooth’s nerve, a root canal can save the tooth before it dies.

Root canals may have a bad reputation, but there’s nothing to be worried about. Root canals are relatively painless and highly effective at not only eliminating pain but saving your tooth.

Signs You Might Need a Root Canal

  • An abscess on your gums that resembles a pimple
  • Acute sensitivity to hot or cold that leads to lingering, potentially severe, pain
  • Pain in a specific tooth when chewing or biting
  • A toothache that wakes you up at night or comes on when you lie down or lower your head

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