A crack in the tooth produced either by mishap, gum disease, or by a cavity, can lead germs directly to the inside of the tooth. When in contact with germs, dental pulp – essential to the health of your teeth – can decay quickly. A root canal allows you to keep your tooth rather than having it extracted.
We perform precise, pain-free, cost effective root canals for patients experiencing pain from extensive decay, tooth trauma, or gum disease.
The following may indicated decaying dental pulp:
- Pain in the ears, neck, and head
- Discolouration of your teeth
- Swelling in your gums
- Enhanced level of sensitivity to cold and hot drinks/food
- Swelling in the jaw
Contact our office as soon as you feel any of the above signs. Early detection could make all the difference in root canal therapy. We will take an x-ray of your mouth and determine if an infection is present.
Root canal treatment has an extremely high success rate, with many treated teeth lasting a lifetime after the procedure.