Northborough Family Dental

What is a root canal?

If you need a root canal in Northborough, MA, we offer gentle but effective treatment to ease your pain and restore your oral health.

Your dentist recommends a root canal if you have a root infection. These types of infections can be caused by deep tooth decay or trauma.

man smiling after root canal therapyCommon Symptoms of Root Infection

In most cases, you’ll have symptoms:

  • Toothache or increasing sensitivity
  • Jaw pain and swelling
  • A blister or bump on the gum

If you’re fortunate, your dentist diagnosis your infection during your checkup before the pain and swelling set in.

In any case, a root canal finds your dentist numbing the treatment area and extracting the infected pulp from the root canal of your tooth. We then seal the tooth off with a temporary filling material. At a future appointment—about two weeks later—you come in for a tooth-colored filling or a dental crown.

Your dentist recommends a dental crown if your tooth is weakened following infection. The crown covers your tooth to prevent future damage, and it is customized to match your smile.

Gentle Root Canal Therapy in Northborough, MA

If you have root canal symptoms or oral health changes, it is essential to talk to your dentist. Reach out today to speak to one of our helpful team members.

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