What are the signs that root canal therapy is needed?

  • Severe tooth pain that is spontaneous or while chewing
  • Your tooth pain wakes you up at night
  • Teeth that are highly sensitive to hot or cold, that lingers for some time
  • Discoloration or darkening of the tooth
  • Swollen gums in the area of the infected tooth

What does root canal therapy involve?

Root canals developed a bad reputation years ago because the techniques to perform them were less than ideal. Nowadays, you are typically treated with an antibiotic prior to the procedure, making it absolutely painless. Once the root canal therapy is completed, the tooth will require a porcelain crown, and because we are able to provide comprehensive treatment at Grady Dental Care we can complete the crown preparation immediately after the root canal and save you a trip!