ROOT CANAL THERAPY
In this procedure, the pulp of the tooth (the living tissue inside) is removed and the resulting space is filled with a material to restore the tooth to full function. Root canal therapy is highly successful and thanks to modern advancements in dental medicine, the procedure is far more comfortable than it has been in the past.
There are a number of signs that suggest root canal therapy may be necessary:
An abscess (or “pimple”) on the gums
Bad taste in the mouth
Sensitivity to hot, cold and sweets
Severe toothache pain
Swelling or tenderness
Sometimes, however, no symptoms are apparent and the person is unaware of any problems until a checkup. Regular cleanings and checkups prevent and detect problems early.