Root CanalAn Overview
If you have an infected tooth, cracked tooth or tooth pain, you may require a root canal procedure. Fallston dentist, Dr. Melissa Elliott, performs root canal procedures in our Harford County dentist office.
The root canal is the area inside of the tooth that contains the tooth pulp including nerves and other sensitive tissue. Commonly, a root canal is used to refer to a root canal procedure where the tooth is treated for disease or decay.
Root Canal Symptoms
While you may not experience any root canal symptoms, many people often experience the following symptoms which can indicate the need for a root canal procedure:
- Toothache or tooth pain, especially when chewing or biting
- Tooth sensitivity, especially to hot or cold foods and drinks
- Darkening of the tooth
- Soreness or tenderness to the gums surrounding the affected tooth