Because a root canal infection cannot heal on its own, it’s critical to seek treatment as soon as you notice symptoms. If you wait too long, the damage may become irreversible, and your tooth may be lost.
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A diagnosis will be confirmed by an X-ray, and treatment will be required. Your dentist will drill into the tooth under local anesthetic to uncover and remove the infection. The canal will then be disinfected, filled, and the tooth sealed with a filling or crown. The time it takes to treat an infected tooth depends on how many root canals it has. Your front teeth and incisors only have one, however your molars have two or three roots, each with one or two root canals, so they will take longer to treat.
You may experience soreness in and around the tooth in the days following treatment, which can be relieved with over-the-counter pain relievers. For a few days, your tooth may be sensitive. Until the tooth is totally healed, avoid biting or chewing on tougher foods.