Root Canal Therapy

root canal therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy is the removal of the nerve tissue of a tooth. The canals are cleaned, sterilized and filled with a material compatible with your natural tooth structure, A root canal treated tooth should always be protected with a final restoration; a crown or Inlay, dependent of the recommendations of your doctor. This is necessary as much of the tooth structure is lost during the process. Some teeth may differ in the number of canals, some have three and others have four canals.

  

Signs and Symptoms for possible root canal therapy:

  • Pain to hot or cold stimulus
  • Development of an abscess the gum line around the affected tooth
  • Severe tooth ache
  • Swelling and or tenderness
  • No Signs or symptoms need be present.

A root canal is required anytime there is death of the nerve tissue of a tooth either through trauma or extensive decay. At times pain does not need to be present to need a root canal, as this may confuse patients in the instance a root canal is needed.