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Root canals are the most common procedure we perform at our office. This simple treatment can save your natural tooth and prevent the need for implants or bridges. Root canals become necessary when the pulp at the center of your tooth becomes infected due to trauma, decay, cracks or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of this infection could include visible swelling, sensitivity to temperature when eating or drinking or pain in the tooth and gums.
Root canals are a non-surgical treatment to remove the injured pulp and thoroughly clean and seal the root canal system. Root canals usually involve local anesthesia and can be completed in one or more visits, depending on the level of treatment required.