Ross Allen, DDS

Why would someone need a root canal?

Root Canal Therapy (Endodontic treatment) is necessary when the nerve (pulp) becomes inflamed or infected.  The most common reasons for inflammation or infection are deep cavities, repeated dental procedures, cracks or chips.  Trauma can also cause inflammation and often shows up as discoloration of the tooth.  If pulp inflammation or infection is left untreated, it can cause pain or lead to an abscess.

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