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The inner portion of your tooth that connects with your gums is called the tooth root. It contains the dental pulp which consists of blood vessels and nerves. When the the dental pulp becomes infected an abscess may occur, prompting you to see the dentist for a root canal to relieve the pain.
Several oral conditions can damage of the dental pulp. They can include:
- Deep fillings
- Tooth fracture
During your root canal treatment, our doctors will drill a hole through the top of the tooth to enter the tooth root. They will thoroughly clean out the bacteria and infection inside the tooth. Once the canal has been thoroughly cleaned, the dentist will fill the root with an antimicrobial sealant. After the sealant, the dentist will place a cap over the tooth.
Signs You May Need a Root Canal
- Chipped, cracked or hole in your tooth
- Tender or swollen gums
- Significant tooth pain when eating
- An abscess on the gum area surrounding the tooth
- Extreme tooth sensitivity to hot or cold food and drinks
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Swelling around your face or neck