01/30/2010  |  
Posted in Root Canal
The Truth about a Root Canal

The popular expression, “I'd rather have a root canal...” has unfortunately earned this tooth saving dental procedure a bad rap. While the pain prior to the procedure can be horrific, the actual treatment itself is relatively painless and very successful. And the news gets even better as the tooth that has had appropriate endodontic treatment and is properly restored can last as long as other natural teeth! So if you have any of the following symptoms: momentary sensitivity to lingering pain after eating hot or cold foods, sensitivity to hot or cold foods after a dental treatment, sharp pain when biting down, acute constant dull pain or severe acute pain, or swollen gums from an abscess, contact your dentist or endodontist as you may need a root canal.


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