Why You Need a Root Canal
Root canal treatment (endodontic therapy) is designed to treat disorders of the nerve of the tooth. If the tooth pulp has become infected or diseased, it will need to be removed to prevent tooth loss. We make every effort to preserve your natural teeth so Dr. Duongvannak J.B. Keo may recommend root canal therapy as part of your treatment plan.
If you are experiencing pain, swelling, or any type of irritation around an infected tooth, you may be a good candidate for root canal therapy.
Common Symptoms of an Infected Tooth
Many patients do not realize they need a root canal until they experience significant pain or they notice some pus buildup around the infected tooth. Symptoms vary depending on your oral health and other factors. In many cases, your teeth may be very sensitive to hot and cold foods and beverages. You might experience some pain when biting down on foods or feel pressure around the tooth. Swelling and throbbing are also unite common.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms or are concerned about the health of your teeth, talk to Dr. Keo about root canal therapy.