iStock_000012191829SmallWhen teeth are badly decayed or have become infected, a root canal may be necessary.

During the procedure, the nerve and the pulp from inside the tooth are removed, and the tooth is cleaned and sealed. If a root canal is needed and does not occur, the tooth will become infected, and it is possible that abscesses may form. Additionally, the swelling may spread and affect the face, neck or head.

Signs that a root canal may be needed are severe tooth pain when chewing or applying pressure to a tooth, prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, darkening of the tooth, swollen or tender gums, or a persistent bump or pimple on the gums. Visit us to determine the cause of your symptoms as quickly as possible.

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