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Root canal treatments

When are root canal treatments recommended?

Many factors can cause irritation or inflammation of the soft tissue that surrounds the nerves and blood vessels in a tooth. Endodontic treatments are sometimes required when you have serious cavities, major restorations, accidents or fractured teeth.

Tell us if you experience:

  • A sharp toothache
  • Hot or cold sensitivity
  • Discomfort while chewing
  • Swollen gums or face

What do root canal treatments involve?

  • The dental pulp is removed
  • The canal is cleaned and disinfected
  • The canal is filled using inert material
  • The tooth is sealed
  • A restoration is installed (filling or crown)

With today’s technologies, root canal treatments are not more uncomfortable than getting a filling. One of the benefits of root canal treatments is that they allow you to keep your natural tooth.