Why would I need a root canal?
A root canal is the only way to save a tooth whose pulp tissue has become infected. This can happen due to trauma, severe tooth decay, or even repeated dental procedures on the same tooth. Teeth that need root canals occasionally show no signs, but most often you will experience pain, swelling, and/or sensitivity in the tooth. The gums around the tooth may also appear red and inflamed.
Note that if you do not have the root canal performed, the tooth will continue to worsen. You might develop a painful abscess or even a systemic infection. Eventually, the tooth will fall out on its own or will need to be extracted.
Married dentists Chad and Alexandra Schnabel welcome you to Savannah Dental Solutions. From caring children’s dentistry to high-tech cosmetic procedures and even full-mouth reconstruction, we blend the latest technology with traditional customer-oriented values. To start your journey to better oral health, call us today at (912) 354-1366.