What is a Root Canal Treatment?

Root Canal Treatment Brighton MA

Root Canal Treatment Brighton MA | A root canal treatment is the removal of an infected pulp. Tooth infections can happen due to severe decay or tooth injury that allowed bacteria to enter the tooth. Pulp removal is important in order to save the tooth. Left untreated, pain will typically become worse and tooth loss is likely. Patients may experience the following symptoms of an infected pulp.

  • Severe toothache that radiates to the jawbone, neck, or ear
  • Hot and cold tooth sensitivity
  • Tooth pain while chewing or biting
  • Facial swelling
  • Gum pain


What is a pulp?

A pulp is soft tissue found inside a tooth. It contains blood vessels and nerves. Bacterial exposure causes infection or inflammation.

What is the root canal procedure?

A root canal treatment begins with numbing the affected area. We then place a thin rubber piece around the tooth to keep it dry. Next, we enter the tooth through the crown and remove the pulp while cleaning the root canals. Medicine is also used to remove the bacteria before filling the root canals and sealing the tooth. You’ll receive a temporary filling while a custom dental crown is made. Once the crown is ready, we attach it to the tooth to complete the restoration.

Avoid a root canal treatment.

Preventative dental care helps avoid tooth infections. Brush at least twice a day and floss daily. This helps to prevent decay and other dental issues. Also, visit us for dental exams and cleanings. We can detect issues early on to prevent extensive dental treatments.

Get started.

Schedule a dental exam and cleaning today. Or if you are experiencing any of the symptoms above, contact us right away. It may be a tooth infection. Call (617) 566-0308. You can also book an appointment online here. We are located at 2001 Beacon St #300, Brighton, MA 02135.