Root Canal in Dundee, IL
A Root Canal is necessary when there is an infection in the pulp of the tooth. The two most common causes of an infection in the pulp of a tooth are deep cavities and fractured or broken teeth. When the teeth are cracked or the cavities are deep enough, the ever present bacteria in your mouth can reach the pulp inside the tooth and cause infection. An infected or decaying tooth gives off plenty of signals that you should see your dentist. Your tooth may feel more sensitive to hot or cold foods, you may develop a toothache, or your face, gums, or neck might swell up.
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