Millions of teeth are treated and saved each year with root canal, or endodontic, treatment. Learn how root canal treatment can relieve your tooth pain and save your smile.
What Exactly Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a dental procedure that is used to remove diseased pulp tissue from the interior of a tooth. The narrow channels beneath the pulp chamber in the inner part of the tooth are hollowed out and cleaned, and the roots are filed with flexible nickel titanium files.
Root Canal Signs
Certain signs may indicate that you have a diseased tooth or infected nerve and therefore may need a root canal. These signs include:
- Minimal to severe pain.
- Tooth discoloration
- Swelling and irritation of gum tissue
- Signs of infection
Dr. Friscia recommends a root canal in these situations to save the affected tooth.
Contact us today to learn more about root canal treatments and find out if it’s right for you.