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We encourage our patients to ask questions about their dental care. To help you find out more about our services, we've compiled a list of common questions we get about some of our most popular procedures. If you don't see your question answered here, please feel free to contact our office.
Root canals are a therapy that can help to save a tooth that is infected, badly damaged, or decayed.
A root canal may be indicated if you are experiencing any of these symptoms:
- Ongoing, painful sensitivity to heat or cold
- Pain accompanying biting or chewing
- A constant dull ache in your tooth
- Sudden unexplained pain in your tooth
- A persistent pimple on your gum
- A loose tooth
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact our office for an appointment. We will perform a complete examination to find out what is going on.
Recovering After a Root Canal
Following root canal therapy, your tooth is likely to be sensitive and uncomfortable once the anesthetic wears off. Try to avoid using that tooth for chewing since the pressure is likely to be painful. You may be prescribed medications for pain and swelling or to treat the infection. Take these medications exactly as prescribed.
Follow-Up After a Root Canal
If pain persists despite the medication, contact our office for further instructions. Follow up as directed so that we can check how your tooth and gums are healing and that the infection is gone. You will also need to be fitted for the crown that will cover and protect the tooth.