Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

If you have uncomfortable symptoms such as a toothache that gets worse at night or sensitive teeth that cannot tolerate hot and/or cold, then you might have nerve damage inside your tooth. This damage can occur if the pulp inside the pulp chamber becomes infected with bacteria, which can readily occur because of this area’s isolation from the body’s defense mechanisms. Your body might be able to get rid of the infection caused by the bacteria residing inside your tooth, but the bacteria might overwhelm your immune system, causing pain swelling, or even an abscess, jawbone destruction, airway constriction, or sinus infection, among many other harmful symptoms.

This dangerous condition is treated with a root canal procedure, which includes two parts. First, the bacteria, nerve tissue, and toxins must be removed from the pulp chamber, and the area must be cleaned out.  Next, the tooth must be filled and sealed to prevent reinfection.

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