Root Canal An Overview
A root canal can play an important role in the maintenance of the structure of your smile when saving a natural tooth. Dr. Tufa will recommend a root canal when appropriate to avoid having to extract a tooth that has become infected decayed. Keeping your natural tooth in place is the best option for maintaining optimal long term dental health and avoids the complexities of tooth replacement.
Common signs that you may need a root canal can include:
- Sudden tooth pain
- Throbbing pain in or around a tooth
- Swelling of the gums around a tooth
There is a range of possible causes for tooth pain, from decay to an abscess. Dr. Tufa will need to examine your tooth to determine the cause of your pain and discomfort. If you are experiencing any of the above mentioned symptoms, contact our Westborough dental office as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.