A root canal is a dental procedure that saves a tooth by replacing the nerve and pulp inside the tooth. After removal, the area is cleaned and sealed to avoid future dental issues.
Who Does Root Canal Procedures?
Endodontists are root canal specialists. To become an endodontist, a dentist must continue education for an additional two years to qualify for this special procedure.
Do I Need A Root Canal?
You may need a root canal if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Pus in your mouth
- Swollen lymph nodes (under your jaw)
- A tooth abscess
- A tooth tender to touch
- Gum or tooth pain
- Extreme prolonged tooth sensitivity to hot/cold
- Tooth discoloration
Contact us today to schedule an appointment so a dentist can determine if you actually need a root canal.