Root Canal Therapy
Sometimes a toothache is simply a broken tooth or decay. Other times it can be the result of an infection. A root canal, or endodontic therapy, is the process of removing the nerves from the roots of an infected tooth. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the surrounding bone resulting in severe pain and tooth loss.
Do I need a root canal?
There are a number of reasons why your painful tooth may need a root canal. These include but are not limited to, a very deep cavity, trauma to the tooth , or a crack in the tooth that extends into the nerve. A careful examination including x-rays will determine the best course of treatment.
Signs you may have a Dental Abscess:
- Moderate to severe lingering toothache pain when drinking hot or cold liquids or foods.
- Moderate to severe pain when biting on a tooth
- Sensitivity to tapping or pressure on the tooth
- Toothache that wakes you up in the middle of the night
- A pimple on your gum that may release pus or blood
- Radiating pain from one area of the mouth to another