Root Canal Therapy
Endodontic therapy or root canal therapy is a sequence of treatment for the infected pulp of a tooth which results in the elimination of infection and protection of the decontaminated tooth from future microbial invasion.
Signs and symptoms that you may need a root canal:
Pain; Pressure- sensitivity when biting or pressing on the tooth; Temperature- sensitivity to hot or cold, especially if it is prolonged of lingers; Spontaneous or constant dental pain; Swelling- ranging from a small bump or “pimple” on the gum to a swollen jaw or face
Note that some teeth requiring root canal treatment have no symptoms