Endodontic Care in Folsom
A root canal, also known as endodontic surgery, removes diseased nerves from tooth roots. It is a preventive measure when a tooth has become infected. If not treated, an infected tooth can become abscessed, which is a highly painful condition resulting in bone loss of the jaw.
Reasons for a Root Canal
The most common reason that patients need a root canal is that a deep cavity has reached the nerve of the tooth. An exposed root caused by trauma to the tooth or a tooth crack that reaches its nerves are other common reasons.
Indications of Needing a Root Canal
Please schedule a consultation for a root canal with Dr. Borrowdale if you notice any of these symptoms:
- Pain that radiates from one side of the mouth to the other side.
- Pain when biting down.
- A pimple-like mark on your gum line that may bleed or produce pus.
- Toothaches that interfere with your sleep.
- Discomfort when drinking or eating hot or cold foods and beverages.
- Any pressure on the tooth that causes discomfort.