Root Canal Therapy

If the interior pulp of your tooth becomes infected, your dentist will perform a root canal procedure in order to clean out the infected area and save the tooth.


When might a root canal be required?

  • An abscess on the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Severe toothache pain
  • Swelling and/or tenderness
  • Sometimes no symptoms are present

What are the reasons for root canals?

  • Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth)
  • Infection or abscess have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip
  • Injury or trauma to the tooth

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