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492 Washington Street, #3 | Auburn, MA 01501

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Root Canals

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Root Canals

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Root Canal Treatment

Removal used to be the only option for a tooth that had diseased or injured pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth). Now, root canal therapy is the treatment of choice to cure such infections and save the tooth. By preserving the tooth, root canal therapy can prevent the problems to adjacent teeth that extraction (tooth pulling) can cause, helping maintain dental health and saving money in the long run.

Modern root canal therapy can usually be performed with little or no discomfort. By removing inflamed or damaged tissue, a root canal procedure can put an end to pain and help prevent serious complications such as jaw infections.

During a root canal, the pulp and nerves of the tooth as well as bacteria and any decay are removed. The resulting cavity is sealed off with material that prevents bacteria from reentering the tooth. This procedure is sometimes referred to as a “pulpectomy.”

Root canal therapy is highly successful and usually lasts for the life of the tooth, although rarely additional treatment is necessary.

Indications that root canal therapy may be necessary:

  • Severe toothache.
  • An abscess (or pimple) on the gums.
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold.
  • Swelling and/or tenderness.

Reasons for root canal therapy:

  • Decay is affecting the tooth’s pulp.
  • An abscess or infection has developed at the root tip or inside the tooth.
  • Injury or trauma has caused the pulp to die, risking infection.

Feel free to contact our Auburn dental office if you have any questions about root canal therapy, or to schedule an oral health consultation with one of our dentists.

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492 Washington Street, #3
Auburn, MA 01501

Hours

Monday
9AM to 6PM

Tuesday - Friday
8AM to 5PM

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Our Office is conveniently
located in Auburn, MA.

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