Root Canals

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Root Canals

Root canal: don’t let those two words frighten you. The procedure is much-maligned, but in actuality, it often does not feel any different than having a cavity filled. 

Root Canals

A root canal is considered endodontic treatment—treatment of the inside of the tooth.  The inside of your tooth isn’t solid. It’s made of soft tissue called pulp. When you have a deep cavity, a cracked tooth or a chipped tooth, the pulp can become infected. 

Symptoms of an infected pulp include:

  • Pain
  • Prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold
  • Tenderness
  • Discoloration
  • Swelling
  • Drainage
  • Swollen lymph nodes

It’s also important to remember that sometimes, there are no symptoms.

Root Canals

During a root canal, the infected tissue is removed and the dentist fills the root canal with a rubber-like material called “gutta-percha.” A crown is then placed over the tooth to protect it. 

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