Root Canal Treatment
You might need a root canal if you have a severe toothache, experience pain when chewing or when pressure is applied, if you have prolonged sensitivity to temperatures, a dark discoloration of the tooth, and/or swelling and tenderness in the surrounding gums. It’s worth noting, however, that not all teeth that require root canal therapy are painful.
If you require a root canal treatment, your dentist at Truman Lake Dental will remove the unhealthy tissue. After that, the interior of the tooth will be cleaned up and sealed. Finally, the tooth will be filled with dental composite. If your tooth has extensive decay, your doctor might recommend putting a crown on the tooth to strengthen and protect it from breakage.
As long as you continue to care for your restored tooth, it will last a lifetime!