Root Canals

Sometimes damage can occur to the root of a tooth leading to swelling, sensitivity to hot or cold, throbbing or aching pain. Needless to say, it’s not fun and needs to be taken care of immediately. A root canal is needed if a tooth becomes severely decayed, broken or abscessed. The cause of the discomfort is the nerve or root of the tooth. Once the baby tooth is gone and the new tooth in position, the only need for the nerve is to determine hot or cold. It has no function in the overall health of the tooth.

In a root canal, Dr. Ed removes the nerve, which ends the pain and sensitivity. The tooth is then crowned to preserve integrity. We understand that pain and sensitivity can create some serious frowns, so let us turn your frown upside down.