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The root canal is the area in the center of a tooth where the pulp (nerve, blood vessels, and connective tissues) is located. If you are experiencing any of the following, you may have a damaged root canal in Gainesville, Florida:

– Intense discomfort when chewing or applying pressure on the tooth
– Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures that persists after the heat or cold has been removed
– Darkening of a tooth
– Swelling and soreness in the gums
– A bump on the gums that is persistent or recurring

Dr. Manveen Atwal, DDS may recommend root canal therapy to repair your tooth. During this procedure, an opening is made in the tooth, through which the damaged or infected dental pulp is removed. The root canal will then be thoroughly cleaned. Once our dentist has examined the area to ensure that all bacteria and debris has been removed, the root canal (or canals) are filled with a rubbery material called gutta-percha. A dental crown is usually placed over the tooth to restore its shape and strength.

We invite you to contact Northwest Family Dental today to learn more and to schedule your next appointment with our dentist. Our team looks forward to helping you reach optimal oral health!