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Endodontics or root canal is a specialized branch of dentistry that deals with the complex structures found inside the teeth. Endodontic treatment is performed to save the natural tooth.
Signs and symptoms of needing a root canal include:
- Inflammation and tenderness in the gums.
- Teeth that are sensitive to hot and cold foods.
- Tenderness when chewing and biting.
- Tooth discoloration.
- Unexplained pain in the nearby lymph nodes.
Root canal therapy usually takes between one and three visits to complete .At completion, the root canals will be filled with Gutta-percha and cement will be applied on top. Next, a permanent restoration or crown will placed.
If you have questions or concerns about endodontic procedures, please ask Dr. Vice.