A root canal is necessary when the pulp of your tooth becomes infected or inflamed from deep decay or an injury. First, we remove the injured or diseased pulp (inside of the tooth) and clean and shape the root canals. We then fill the root canal spaces with biocompatible materials. A temporary filling is placed to close the opening made to remove the pulp.
Signs and Symptoms
You may experience tooth pain when eating/chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold that lingers, or tenderness/swelling in your face or gums near the area of the painful tooth.