Root Canal Therapy

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If the interior pulp of your tooth becomes infected, your dentist will perform a root canal procedure in order to clean out the infected area and save the tooth.


Root Canal Therapy, Dentist Comox

What are the signs and symptoms for possible root canal therapy?

  • An abscess on the gums
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Severe toothache pain
  • Sometimes no symptoms are present
  • Swelling and/or tenderness

What are the reasons for root canals?

  • Decay has reached the tooth pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth)
  • Infection or abscess have developed inside the tooth or at the root tip
  • Injury or trauma to the tooth

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