A root canal can save your tooth that has been severely damaged or infected. In fact, it’s one of the last lines of defense when it comes to restoring teeth with:
Just because the tooth doesn’t hurt doesn’t mean there’s nothing wrong with it. Some people experience severe toothaches while others have no symptoms at all. Dr. Bender will want to have an x-ray taken of the tooth to diagnose the underlying condition. Putting the root canal off too long may allow the tooth to continue to erode until it is no longer restorable – the only option left would be to have the tooth pulled.
During a root canal, Dr. Bender will remove the infected nerve and seal off the nerve chamber to prevent reinfection. The tooth will also need a crown. Rest assured that your comfort always comes first – the entire area will be numbed and nitrous oxide sedation is also available.
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