If you found you had a tooth with a diseased nerve, in the past it probably would have been lost. Today, at Trinity Oaks Family Dental & Orthodontics, root canal treatment is used to save that tooth. The procedure is relatively simple and involves less than three visits to our office.
Signs that you might need a root canal can include severe toothache, pain when chewing or when pressure is applied, prolonged sensitivity to temperatures, a dark discoloration of the tooth, and swelling and tenderness in the surrounding gums. But, it’s worth noting that not all teeth that require root canal therapy are painful.