A root canal is an endodontic therapy (meaning it involves the inside of a tooth) used to save a tooth when the pulp (soft tissue at the center of a tooth) has been infected or is experiencing some type of decay. The procedure involves removing the infected pulp of a tooth, then cleaning and disinfecting the empty cavity. Although people typically associate root canals with pain, the truth is that the procedure itself is painless.
You won’t know right away if you have an infection that requires a root canal, since your dentist will have the final say as to whether the procedure is necessary. However, there are some symptoms associated with an infection. Generally, patients experience sensitivity to hot and cold foods before a dull pain sets in. Over time, the pain can worsen and become quite sharp.
If you are experiencing pain or tenderness emanating from a tooth, come to Applewood Dental for a full dental examination. Call us today to book your appointment!
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