What is a Root Canal?

With root canal therapy, Boston Endodontics can remove the tooth’s inflamed pulp. During endodontic therapy, the pulp – which contains connective tissue, blood vessels, and nerves – is removed. A fully mature tooth can survive without this pulp. An endodontist will take the time to clean the entire tooth, from the top to the bottom of the roots.

Signs You Need Root Canal Therapy in Boston

Root canal therapy is needed when the tooth’s pulp becomes inflamed or infected. This is often caused by deep decay, repeated dental procedures, or a crack or chip in the tooth. Tooth injury can also cause pulp damage, even if it looks fine aesthetically. Pulp damage can be diagnosed using an endodontist’s cutting-edge technology, such as 3-D X-ray imaging. If left untreated, pulp damage can cause pain and lead to the development of an abscess.

Some signs that you may need a root canal include hot or cold sensitivities, pain, swelling or tenderness in the gums or the lymph nodes, and tooth discoloration. However, as mentioned before, sometimes there are no symptoms, which makes it important to have regular comprehensive dental exams. Endodontists in Boston remove the inflamed or infected pulp and allow the tooth to function normally again.

Schedule a Dental Appointment Regarding a Root Canal in Boston Today

If you’re experiencing tooth pain or have suffered an injury to a tooth, it’s important to schedule an appointment with a Boston endodontist. At Boston Endodontists, our team specializes in treating tooth and facial pain and saving teeth. To schedule a dental appointment at Boston Endodontics today, call our dental office at (617) 742-3525 or our Lynnfield office at 781-245-8828.