What Is a Root Canal?
Let’s get to the bottom of what the term root canal therapy really means, and maybe it won’t be quite so scary. Your teeth have roots, they’re what hold them in place and anchor them to your jaw. Each tooth has pulp, or tissue, that extents deep into your roots to nourish the tooth. If this pulp gets infected, it is impossible for your body to fight this infection on its own. Your root is going to need some intervention to get rid of the infection. What are the signs of an infected tooth?
If you have any of the following problems, it is important to come to Carmichael’s Marconi Dental Group for an appointment:
- swelling of the cheek or gums
- abscess of the gums
- tooth sensitivity to hot or cold liquids