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Root Canals, When Do you Know if you Need One

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Root canal therapy may be required if the nerve of your tooth has become affected or infected  by decay. In order to save the tooth, we can remove the nerves, bacteria and any decay.  Then the resulting space is filled with special medicated dental materials that seals the space and restores the tooth back to full function

Signs and Symptoms for Possible Root Canal Problems Are:

  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Severe toothache pain
  • Sometimes no symptoms are present
  • Swelling and/or tenderness

A root canal is usually the best course of treatment to save a tooth that otherwise would have to be removed.  After the root canal is completed, the tooth usually needs a dental crown to return the tooth to its original shape and function.

If you are interested in finding out more about Root Canals Click here, or call us at Plymouth Valley Dental:  610-277-0996.

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