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Root Canal Therapy

The need for root canal treatment should not be associated with fear. Root canal treatment is the last step when trying to save a tooth before extraction. If left untreated, the growing decay will result in a bigger infection and make the tooth unrestorable.
Root canal therapy is performed when the pulp, the nerves and blood vessels inside the tooth, becomes infected or damaged. During root canal therapy, the pulp is removed, and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. With the proper anesthesia, you shouldn’t feel anything during the entire procedure.

Do I Need Root Canal Treatment?

You might need a root canal if:
• A tooth is constantly hurting without eating or drinking anything
• Hot and cold temperatures hurt your tooth for a longer period of time
• A tooth has throbbing pain
• You have moderate to severe pain when chewing on a certain tooth
• There is swelling with discharge around a tooth

What Is the Process for a Root Canal?

This procedure requires local anesthesia. After numbing, Dr. Vahe will start by removing the decayed tooth structure. Next. Dr. Vahe will remove the pulp tissue and clean the canal(s) where he finds the infected nerves and tissue. Once the canal(s) is/are cleaned, Dr Vahe will fill and seal the canal(s) and complete the procedure with a permanent filling. Teeth that receive a root canal might also need a crown as a final restoration to make the tooth strong again.