Root Canal - Iowa City

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatment 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 remaining roots are sealed

Root canal therapy allows you to keep your natural tooth and continue using it as before. Many patients believe that removing a problematic tooth is the solution, but removing a tooth will ultimately be more costly and may cause significant problems for adjacent teeth.

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

If you are experiencing a toothache, swollen gums or had a tooth break, call Jones & Zirker Family Dentistry today.

 

Signs You Need a Root Canal:

  • Teeth become sensitive to heat or cold
  • Tooth pain (toothache) that becomes progressively worse
  • Tenderness when chewing or biting
  • Swelling or pain in the gums or cheek
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Broken tooth