Due to the Governor's mandate in response to COVID-19 we are closed except for Dental Emergencies and Urgent Dental problems. We will be checking our messages at least once per day Monday-Thursday for non-emergent needs. If you are having a dental emergency please call our office and follow the prompts to reach the emergency line.
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If bacteria from a deep cavity or crack reaches the pulp (or nerve) of the tooth it will become infected. This infection will not clear up on its own. You may or may not experience pain from an infected tooth. The nerve chamber inside your tooth needs to be cleaned and disinfected. This is done during a root canal procedure.
Only a dentist can diagnose if you actually need a root canal or not. Some signs that your pulp tissue may be infected are hot cold sensitivity with lingering pain, pain when biting, and constant or throbbing pain. If you experience any of these symptoms listed above you should call us to have it checked out. We have a series of diagnostic tests we can run on your tooth determine if indeed it does needs a root canal or not.