What is a root canal?
Root canal therapy, often simply called a root canal, is a restorative treatment commonly used to restore the health of a tooth that is seriously infected or injured. The innermost layer of the tooth, the dental pulp, may become infected if damage or injury reaches past the enamel layer and inside of the tooth. If an infected tooth goes untreated, it may die and require extraction. To save your natural tooth, our dentist may recommend root canal therapy. During root canal therapy, we remove the infected tissues from within the tooth, sanitize the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. Finally, we place a restoration over the tooth to restore its shape and structure.
Do I need a root canal?
Common symptoms of tooth infection include severe tooth pain, especially when chewing or biting down, and intense sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. You may also notice swelling and tenderness in the nearby gums or a persistent, recurring pimple on the gums. If you notice these signs, you may need a root canal in Savannah, Georgia, to restore the tooth’s health and function.
Does a root canal hurt?
Dr. Michael J. Groover and our team employ the greatest skill when performing your root canal, and modern techniques and technology allow us to complete the treatment with minimal discomfort. If you suffer from dental pain of any kind, we encourage you to contact us today at Groover Family Dentistry to learn more and to schedule your next visit.