Root canal therapy refers to the process of cleaning out the inner aspects of a tooth: the nerve, pulp tissue and blood supply.
Root canal therapy is needed when the pulp has been damaged from decay or trauma. Once the pulp is damaged it breaks down and bacteria starts to multiply within the pulp space or chamber. An infection or abscess can develop if left untreated.
Warning signs of pulp damage can include:
- Pain with chewing or pressure
- Pain with hot
- Discoloration of the tooth
- Swelling of the tissue around the tooth
- Pulsing or throbbing around the tooth
Root canal therapy will clean out the pulp chamber and seal the tooth off so that bacteria or saliva cannot move from the mouth into the bone or the bone into the mouth. Dr. Samborski will examine your tooth, take appropriate radiographs and determine the need for root canal therapy. Since Dr. Samborski is board certified specialist he can provide all necessary treatments in office so you will not be referred to another doctor for treatment.