Dr. Roy Oyangen may recommend a root canal when a tooth’s dental pulp becomes infected.  Dental pulp is the area in the center of a tooth where the veins, nerves, and connective tissues are located.  To prepare for root canal therapy, our dentist will take an X-ray, most likely a C.B.C.T. scan,  to examine the shape of your root canals.  He will check for signs of infection in the nearby teeth as well. An access hole is made in the tooth, through which he removes the decayed dental pulp using files. After the tooth is thoroughly cleaned, he will seal the canal using a sealing paste and a rubber compound. At the end, the access hole is closed with a dental filling or Crown.

Root Canal Symptoms

  • Severe Toothache
  • Tooth sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures
  • Darkening of a tooth
  • Swelling and pain in the gums
  • A recurring pimple on the gums

Please watch the following video to get a better understanding of what is involved.

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