Root Canals

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.  Treated early, root canals are not a painful procedure. However, if a tooth is allowed to become abscessed complications can occur, including:

  • Swelling that may spread to other areas of the face, neck, or head
  • Pain
  • Fever
  • Bone loss around the tip of the root
  • Loss of tooth
  • Drainage problems extending outward from the root and into the gums

Regular professional dental checkups and x-rays at Oliverie Dental can help prevent root canals from ever happening, but if you exhibit any of these symptoms, please Contact our office immediately:

  • Severe toothache or pain upon chewing or application of pressure
  • Prolonged sensitivity/pain to heat or cold temperatures (after the hot or cold has been removed)
  • Discoloration (a darkening) of the tooth
  • Swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums
  • A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums

If you have any questions about root canals, please contact Oliverie Dental for more information.

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