Root Canal Therapy

Save your tooth and yourself from needless pain

Rooth canal therapy is necessary when the pulp of your tooth becomes inflamed or infected. An inflamed or infected dental pulp can be caused by severe tooth decay, repeated dental procedures on your tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. With proper care, a root canal treated tooth will function normally for years to come.


Endodontics is a specialty dentistry that focuses on treatment inside of the tooth. It is the treatment of a diseased dental pulp or the nerve of the tooth, tooth root and its surrounding tissues.

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Root canal therapy is usually referred to as endodontic procedure. Other specialist endodontic treatment includes root canal retreatment and management of dental emergencies.

Endodontic treatment also includes management following a dental trauma. When your teeth are bumped, cracked or knocked out, a root canal treatment will be recommended to save your tooth.

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Common symptoms for root canal treatment

Root canal treatment involves the removal or the infected dental pulp. This dental pulp is the part of the tooth that allows us to feel temperature and alerts you to the presence of a dental problem like tooth decay.

When bacteria enters the pulp through cracks in your teeth, tooth decay or when your tooth is knocked out, the pulp becomes inflamed and your gums will become sore.

Any of these symptoms may indicate the need for root canal treatment:

  • increased sensitivity to temperature (hot and cold)
  • spontaneous aching
  • pain with biting or pressure and swelling

If you feel a persistent pain in your mouth, you might already have an infected dental pulp. See a dentist as soon as possible so you can still save your teeth and prevent further dental issues. Call us at 909-839-1004 for more information.

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