Endodontic treatment, also known as root canal therapy, is required for teeth that are subject to pulp infection, due to extensive tooth decay or dental injury. The tooth’s pulp is the inside of the tooth, which consists of nerves, blood vessels and connective tissue. Root Canal symptoms include the following:
- Acute and intense pain
- Sharp pain when biting down
- Lingering pain after eating hot or cold foods
- Dull ache and pressure
- Tenderness and swelling in the nearby gums.
With over 15 years of practical experience in endodontic dentistry, Dr. Tannis will perform your root canal therapy, while providing you with comfort and peace of mind. The root canal treatment process includes opening of the tooth, removal of the infected pulp, careful cleaning of the pulp chamber, filling the area and closing the tooth, which sometimes also requires the placement of a dental crown to give the tooth its original shape, strength and function.