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Root Canal Therapy in Southbridge, MA

If you need a root canal treatment to restore one or more teeth— don’t worry! Our team at Southbridge Dental Care offers gentle and effective root canal treatments that will have you smiling again in no time. If you have any questions about root canals or our other restorative services, or if you are ready to make an appointment with our team,please get in touch with our front office!

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Why do I need a root canal?

Root canals are performed when the pulp inside of a tooth has become infected. This can happen when harmful bacteria are allowed to enter the tooth through an untreated cavity or some kind of dental trauma, like a chip or a crack in a tooth. Once the inside of the tooth has become infected, it’s important that it is treated as soon as possible to prevent the infection from spreading and to save the tooth. Once the infection has been cleared and the tooth is cleaned and sealed a dental crown is placed on top to protect and strengthen the tooth.

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What are signs that I may need a root canal?

The only way to know if you need a root canal is by having a dental professional examine your teeth and provide you with an official diagnosis. If you suspect that you may need a root canal treatment, we recommend scheduling an appointment with our team as soon as possible. Signs that you may need a root canal procedure include:

  • Severe Tooth Pain
  • Abnormal Tooth Sensitivity
  • Gum Swelling
  • Change in Tooth Color
  • Gum Tenderness or Sensitivity
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Are root canals painful?

Root canals are among the most feared procedures within dentistry, but thanks to modern medicine and technology, root canal treatments are no longer something to fear. In fact, root canals are fairly similar to having a cavity filled from the patients’ perspective. We always begin the procedure by numbing the gums around the tooth that is receiving the root canal with a local anesthetic, which means you may feel some pressure during your appointment, but no pain. We will also give you aftercare instructions to ensure that any pain after your treatment is kept to a minimum.

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