A root canal is the area at the base of a tooth that provides the tooth with the necessary nutrients. If this area becomes infected or injured, it can become inflamed. You will experience pain and could lose the tooth.
While there may be some clearly identifiable signs that the tooth is in distress such as cracks or chips or fractures, sometimes there is no outward sign that there is an issue. Some warning signs to pay attention to are: pain, prolonged sensitivity to cold or heat, discoloration of the tooth, swelling, tenderness to the touch, and tenderness in the lymph nodes.
Your Morristown, NJ dentist will recommend a root canal treatment or root canal therapy to help preserve the tooth. This process involves removing the infected pulp. The area inside the root canal is then carefully cleaned and fills the inside of the root canal. A crown or similar restoration method will be used to top the tooth and make it a functional tooth again.
To see if root canal therapy is for you, get a full understanding of the procedure and to discuss the costs associated, give us a call to set up a consultation.
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