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Root Canals

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Root Canals

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is needed when the nerve of a tooth is affected by decay or infection.  In order to save the tooth, the pulp (the living tissue inside the tooth), nerves, bacteria, and any decay are removed and the resulting space is filled with special, medicated, dental materials, which restore the tooth to its full function.

Having a root canal done on a tooth is the treatment of choice to save a tooth that otherwise would die and have to be removed.  Many patients believe that removing a tooth that has problems is the solution, but what is not realized is that extracting (pulling) a tooth will ultimately be more costly and cause significant problems for adjacent teeth.

Root canal treatment is highly successful and usually lasts a lifetime although, on occasion, a tooth will have to be retreated due to new infections.

Signs and Symptoms for Possible Root Canal Therapy:

An abscess (or pimple) on the gums, sensitivity to hot and cold, severe toothache pain, sometimes no symptoms are present, or swelling and/or tenderness.

Schedule Your Appointment Today, at Any of Our Three Omaha Locations!

Elmwood
1512 South 60th Street
(60th and Pacific)
West Maple
3015 North 90th Street, Suite 2
(90th and West Maple)
South Omaha
4843 South 24th Street
(24th and N)

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