Suffering from a dying tooth? At Platinum Dental Studio, we can help save it! Root canals are a treatment that is used to save a tooth that has been badly damaged by decay, disease or trauma. We use root canals to be able to save your teeth rather than having them removed.
What are root canals and when are they needed?
Root canal is a dental procedure that replaces a tooth’s damaged or infected pulp with a filling. Dental pulp is the inner part of the tooth that consists of nerves and blood vessels.
A diseased tooth pulp may cause inflammation or infection that can spread or cause loss of tooth. The symptoms of a damaged or diseased tooth pulp may include:
- Sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and food
- Pain when biting or chewing
- Swelling of the gum near affected tooth
- Loosening of the tooth