Root canal (endodontic treatment) is performed to save a tooth that has a damaged nerve and pulp. Infection, inflammation and irritation can occur in the nerve due to facial trauma, deep decay, repeated treatment on a tooth or a chip or crack in the tooth. Many times, a tooth will become sensitive to hot or cold temperatures, ache when chewing or applying pressure. The tooth may discolor (darken) and the affected area may become swollen and tender.

If you suffer from any of the above symptoms, contact our office today to schedule a consultation. Call Drs. Capps, Bowman & Padgett  (252-752-1111). We can perform the necessary diagnostic tests to determine if root canal treatment (Root Canal Greenville NC) is necessary to save your tooth and alleviate symptoms.