ROOT CANAL THERAPY

ROOT CANAL THERAPY

Traditional Treatment with Modern Technology

Historically, root canals have gotten a bad rap, but the good news is that advances in dental technology have made it much less painful and "scary," with more than a 95% success rate.

When a tooth becomes infected or abscessed, severely decayed or injured, or a nerve is damaged, you may need a root canal. Symptoms of infection include:

  • Painful chewing

  • Heat/cold sensitivity

  • Tooth discoloration

  • Gum swelling, tenderness

  • Sometimes there may be no symptoms; only a dental exam can discover the issue.


Left untreated, a root canal infection can cause swelling in the face or neck, tooth loss, and infection draining into the gums, cheek or skin. The only alternative to a root canal is having the tooth extracted and replaced with a bridge, implant, or partial denture – far more expensive and time-consuming than a root canal.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and believe you may need Root Canal Therapy, Munster Dental Care will be glad to help you determine the best way to save your tooth and your smile.

Traditional Treatment with Modern Technology

Historically, root canals have gotten a bad rap, but the good news is that advances in dental technology have made it much less painful and "scary," with more than a 95% success rate.

When a tooth becomes infected or abscessed, severely decayed or injured, or a nerve is damaged, you may need a root canal. Symptoms of infection include:

  • Painful chewing

  • Heat/cold sensitivity

  • Tooth discoloration

  • Gum swelling, tenderness

  • Sometimes there may be no symptoms; only a dental exam can discover the issue.


Left untreated, a root canal infection can cause swelling in the face or neck, tooth loss, and infection draining into the gums, cheek or skin. The only alternative to a root canal is having the tooth extracted and replaced with a bridge, implant, or partial denture – far more expensive and time-consuming than a root canal.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and believe you may need Root Canal Therapy, Munster Dental Care will be glad to help you determine the best way to save your tooth and your smile.

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