Signs That You May Need Root Canal Treatment

By staying aware of the signs of tooth decay, you can avoid any prolonged pain. If you are experiencing tooth pain when you eat, apply pressure, or consume something hot or cold, you may need a root canal treatment. Keep an eye out for a small bump on the gums near the problem tooth, tooth darkening and tender gums.

What Causes Tooth Decay?

Faulty crowns, chipped teeth, trauma or tooth decay can lead to inflammation or infection in the inside of your tooth (the pulp). If left untreated this can lead to a painful abscess that makes the tooth sensitive to pressure and temperature.

The Solution

During a root canal treatment, your dentist will remove the infected pulp and disinfect the inside of the tooth. From there, he or she will fill and seal the inside of the tooth with a durable material that will prevent bacteria from getting in the tooth.


Gone are the days of lengthy root canal recovery. With our innovative procedures, we can usually complete your treatment in two or three visits.


In most cases treatment is so effective that you’ll regain full function of your tooth.

Let’s get you smiling again.