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We specialize in oral surgeries such as root canal therapy. Root canal therapy saves teeth that would otherwise be extracted.
Root canal therapy, or more precisely, Endodontic treatment, is a procedure that is used to remove infected or diseased pulp tissue from the interior of a tooth. The pulp contains blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue and creates the surrounding hard tissues of the tooth during development. The narrow channels beneath the pulp chamber in the inner part of the tooth are hollowed out and cleaned and the roots are filled with a flexible sealant.
Inflammation or infection of the pulp can have a variety of causes: deep decay, repeated dental procedures on the tooth, or a crack or chip in the tooth. In addition, an injury to a tooth may cause pulp damage even if the tooth has no visible chips or cracks.
Signs to look for include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch and chewing, discoloration of the tooth, and swelling, drainage and tenderness in the lymph nodes as well as nearby bone and gingival tissues.
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