Daren T. Hunt DMD

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canals

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Root Canals

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.

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