Root Canal Therapy
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a procedure that is used to repair and save a tooth that may be infected or decayed. If a root canal is not performed, then an abscess may form. An abscess is a pus-filled pocket that can form at the ends of the tooth roots. In addition to forming an abscess, a patient might also:
Feel swelling around the face, head, or neck.
Experience bone loss around the root tip
Experience drainage problems that extend from the tooth root.
Experience severe toothache, prolonged tooth sensitivity to hot and cold, and swelling of the gums.