Root Canal Treatment

Infected Tooth? Root Canal Treatment may help


Why you may need a Root Canal

Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that relieves pain caused by an infected or
abscessed tooth. During the root canal process, the inflamed pulp is removed. The surfaces
inside the tooth are then cleaned and disinfected, and a filling is placed to seal the space.

Overview of Root Canal Treatment

A root canal procedure is a restorative dental procedure that saves millions of teeth from
inflammation and infection each year. Root canal treatment involves removing the damaged
pulp and nerves from inside the tooth to eliminate bacteria and prevent the infection from
spreading. If you have an infected tooth, root canal treatment may be able to save it.

Signs you may need a Root Canal

Various situations can call for a root canal, such as repeat dental work on the same tooth,
cracks or chips, deep cavities, or a tooth injury. Signs that a patient may need root canal
treatment include:

  • Bumps along the gums
  • Darkening gums
  • Severe pain
  • Sensitivity while biting or chewing
  • Swollen or tender gums.

People should be aware that the signs of root canal infection or injury are not always obvious, and that a thorough examination may be necessary for diagnosis.


Do root canals hurt?

Many people are afraid they’ll have tooth pain after root canal therapy. However, Advanced DDS offers the option of General Anesthesia. Once the source of infection is removed during the procedure, most people find immediate relief following treatment. If you are experiencing throbbing pain after a root canal, call your healthcare provider right away.