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. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.

Signs or Symptoms that may indicate the need for a root canal treatment:

  • Sensitivity or lingering toothache when drinking hot or cold liquids or foods.
  • Moderate to severe pain when biting on a tooth.
  • Sensitivity to tapping or pressure on the tooth.
  • Toothache that wakes you up in the middle of the night.
  • Swelling or a pimple on your gum that may release pus or blood.
  • Radiating pain from one area of the mouth to another.