Root canal therapy is the process of removing the internal part of the tooth (the nerve) that is inflamed, infected or dead. Symptoms of an inflamed or infected nerve include intense and lingering sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures; dull, throbbing or radiating pain coming from a tooth; swelling or an abscess adjacent to a tooth.
If you experience any of the symptoms, please contact our dental office.
We will take an x-ray of the tooth and perform other tests to make an appropriate diagnosis. If it is determined that you need a root canal treatment, we will schedule 1 or 2 appointments based on the severity of the infection. In some cases you may be referred to a root canal specialist.