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What do you know about root canal therapy? Have you heard that it’s an extremely painful treatment that should be avoided at all costs? In reality, root canal therapy is a very important treatment that can help you save your tooth, and isn’t as painful as you’ve heard. Furthermore, most patients say root canal therapy is comparable to having a cavity filled.

Still, do you ever wonder about the symptoms? For example, you may experience sensitive, tender, painful, or swollen gums. These issues are generally the result of decay reaching the center of your teeth. One common reason for this issue is an untreated cavity. Again, root canal therapy is the only way to remove this decay.

You may also need root canal therapy if your tooth has an infection. If your tooth is infected, you may experience discomfort and swollen gums. However, if your root dies—which will eventually happen if your infection isn’t treated—you may not experience any discomfort.

You may also need root canal therapy if you suffer from trauma—whether that trauma was caused by a sporting accident or another issue. If you do experience this kind of trauma, your tooth can become discolored. Still, if you’re worried that trauma could have injured your teeth, please schedule an appointment with us.

If you’d like to learn more about treating a damaged root canal in El Monte, California, please don’t hesitate to contact Sunshine Dental Group at 626.579.4274. Our dentist, Dr. Jorge de la Osa, and our team look forward to receiving your call soon. We look forward to receiving your call.