3 Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

Linn family dentist

Experiencing tooth pain? There are many reasons your mouth is hurting, and Jefferson City Dental Care can help.

Sometimes the cause of a toothache is that your teeth have a problem that requires a root canal.

The phrase “root canal” often strikes fear in dental patients. However, there is no need to be fearful or nervous. We offer sedation dentistry so you can be relaxed during your treatment.

At the center of each tooth is a very small tissue called the pulp. Any of the following problems can damage the pulp:

  1. An injury to the tooth
  2. A very deep cavity
  3. A crack in the tooth

If this tissue becomes damaged or infected, it can build up at the root tip inside the jawbone and form an abscess. If left untreated, this can actually destroy the bone around the tooth and cause serious discomfort

Root canal therapy can save the tooth. When a root canal is performed at our Jefferson City dentist location, the dead tissue inside the infected tooth is removed and the inside of the tooth is filled with tooth colored, non-metal filling to prevent any further infection.

At Jefferson City Dental Care in Jefferson City MO, we are committed to dental excellence, and to the dental health of all of our patients. Services include general and family dentistry, and cosmetic dentistry. Make an appointment today.


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3551 Amazonas Dr
Jefferson City, Missouri


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