Did your dentist recommend an endodontic therapy for you? Actually, a lot of teeth have been saved because of endodontic treatment every year.

Root canal is a kind of dental treatment that not only relieves dental pain, but saves the patient’s teeth. Patients will normally need this treatment whenever there is infection, or inflammation in the roots of the teeth. In a Root Canal Treatment (RCT) the endodontist will meticulously remove the tooth of the pulp within, cleanses, disinfects and configures the root canal and puts a filling on it so that the space left because of the removal of root canal is completely sealed in.

Root Canal Therapy can be used to treat a lot of oral health issues such as dying nerve, inflamed, cracked, or even the tooth that is already dead. It can also be used as a repeat treatment after an unsuccessful RCT. In most cases, it will probably need to remove the teeth or the nerves. The decision lies on you, but our team of experts can help you by listening to your concerns after a thorough examination of your teeth.

A typical RCT is performed at least a couple of visits. On your second visit, the specialist and the patient will get to know how everything is going on or whether or not you will need additional treatment. Specialists who are confident in their treatment will eliminate the need for temporary filling and proceed directly with placing one on your initial visit. In most cases, the recovery period will not take a long time at all.

Early Symptoms which Might Require Root Canal

  • Toothache – that is not going away with home remedies
  • Swelling
  • Infection
  • Extreme sensitivity to cold as well as hot.

What Now?

If you have any of the above symptoms, we recommend that you call for your free consultation. During your call, explain to our staff member about your problem and if you can come immediately. If you are in pain, we put priority on your dental care. If still in pain, apply an ice pack to the outside of the jaw to alleviate it.

When you come to our office for a dental appointment we will examine the tooth and take an x-ray of your teeth to diagnose the problem. Depending on the condition, RCT may be suggested or a completely less invasive procedure – whatever works best for your case.

Only a dentist will be able to answer your question with 100% surity: “Do I need a root canal?”.