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Root Canal Therapy – Gainesville, FL

Saving Teeth From Extraction

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When an infection enters the innermost layer of a tooth, time is of the essence. What can start out as a minor toothache can quickly develop into a serious problem. From increasing pain to possible tooth extraction, Drs. Art and Kim Mowery will need to move swiftly in order to save your tooth and prevent further damage. In situations such as these, root canal therapy in Gainesville, FL is the only effective way to treat an infected tooth. Find out more about this beneficial treatment and how to tell if you need the assistance of our doctors by calling us today.

What is a Root Canal?

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A root canal is a surgical procedure that removes harmful bacteria from the infected root canal within your tooth. As a form of endodontic treatment, which means to treat the inside of the tooth, the infected and inflamed pulp that is at the center of your tooth is removed.

By cleaning out the decayed and infected area, it can be filled to prevent reinfection and ultimately, save a tooth in Gainesville from possible removal.

Signs and Symptoms of Needing a Root Canal

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Apart from the pain you may be experiencing, you might not recognize the signs or symptoms that are associated with needing a root canal. The best solution is to schedule an appointment with one of our doctors to have them examine your oral cavity and look at what is happening beneath the surface. Through a visual examination and X-rays, they will be able to tell if you are in need of a root canal.

The reasons they might recommend this type of procedure include:

  • Severe decay
  • Damage such as cracks or chips in the tooth
  • A defective dental crown
  • Multiple dental procedures that have caused your teeth to weaken

However, before you even see our team for an exam, there are other signs and symptoms that can lead you to believe that a root canal is in your future:

  • Pain while chewing or biting
  • Pimples that appear on the gums
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold foods or beverages
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