Many people first hear that they need a root canal from their dentist and immediately panic because they’ve only heard negative rumors about this procedure. You’ll be pleased to know that although it’s widely misconceived as being painful, it can actually cure terrible toothaches caused by infections and preserve your natural tooth. If you have a persistent and throbbing pain in a tooth, don’t hesitate to contact our office immediately to schedule an emergency appointment.
Root canal therapy is used as a treatment for an infected tooth. This problem occurs when untreated cavities or dental trauma provide harmful oral bacteria with access to the inner chamber of the tooth, where the pulp lies. Potential symptoms of this oral health problem include: