When do you need a root canal?

James Lund DDS South Jordan Utah

Needing a root canal procedure is very unpopular and dreaded with dental patients. However, it’s a very effective dental treatment, It is also far less unpleasant with modern dental technology.

What is a root canal procedure?

A root canal is a dental treatment for an infected tooth due to severe tooth decay. A successful root canal will save your tooth and eliminate the need for extraction. It removes the internal tissue of the tooth, known as the tooth’s pulp, where your tooth’s nerves and blood vessels are located. Inflamed or infected pulp can cause discomfort ranging from a dull ache to debilitating tooth pain.

After removing the pulp, the canals will be filled with a long-lasting filling material.

What are the signs you may need root canal treatment?

Some telltale signs that you may require root canal treatment include:

  • Persistent tooth pain and throbbing
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold
  • An abscess (a pocket of pus) on the gums near the tooth
  • Inflamed gums

A bad taste in the mouth
Call us for help with tooth pain

If you have a painful tooth and think you may need a root canal. Contact the office of James D. Lund DDS serving the South Jordan / Daybreak area. Please reach out to us for a consultation or if you have questions.

Call 801-254-7777