A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges. At the center of your tooth is the nerve or pulp of the tooth. When it becomes inflamed or irritated from a cavity, trauma, cracks or other causes, it must be treated or abscesses may form around the tooth causing swelling around the tooth and pain in the tooth and/or gums.
If you experience any of these symptoms, we may recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp and avoid a tooth extraction. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. This therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required.
Root canal therapy is highly effective and is less expensive than extracting and replacing a tooth.
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To learn more about root canal therapy, call (503) 397-6144 to schedule a consultation with our dentists at Hiebert Smith Dental Group