Root Canal Therapy in Lunenburg, Massachusetts
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root canal therapy is a procedure used to help repair an infection or damage in the pulp, which is found in the center of the tooth. The pulp inside your tooth contains the nerves, which is why the pain is so intense when you have an infection.
A root canal involves cleaning and repairing the infected, damaged tooth. Once the infection has been cleaned out, a crown is placed on the tooth to provide long-term protection.
If you do not receive treatment, an abscess may develop, or you may have to have the tooth extracted.
Do You Need a Root Canal?
Root canal signs and symptoms can vary. Here are just common signs that you may need root canal treatment:
- Severe tooth pain
- Sensitivity to hot or cold
- Tiny bump on your gums near pain area
- Darkening of your tooth
- Tooth tenderness
- Gum swelling
After the procedure, your tooth may feel sensitive for the first few days. This discomfort may be relieved with over-the-counter or prescribed pain medications. Avoid chewing on the treated tooth until you have a full restoration.
Root canal therapy can preserve a patient’s tooth for a lifetime. It is a highly successful procedure with more than a 95% success rate.
Schedule Your Root Canal Treatment Today
If you think that you might need a root canal, call our office today to schedule a consultation (978) 582-4500.