Why a Root canal?
At the center of your tooth is the pulp chamber. The pulp is where the nerve is and a collection of blood vessels that helps support the surrounding tooth. Infection or inflammation of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or other dental procedures. You’ll know something is wrong either because you can see a visible injury or swelling of the gums near the tooth, or you’ll experience moderate to severe pain. If the tooth pain lasts for more then 10 seconds or wakes you up at night, or pain happens spontaneously you will most likely need a root canal.
This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. And no matter what you’ve heard about root canals, they’re not near as painful as urban legend has it. In fact, a root canal at our office will make you wonder what all the talk was about.