Root Canal or Not?

Did you know that tooth pain can be caused by factors other then deep cavities and typical nerve problems?

For Example: If you are a serious grinder, an episode of uncontrolled grinding can cause trauma to the bedding of nerve tissues around the root of your tooth. As a result, that tooth may exhibit a dull ache, sensitivity to hot and cold, and pain on chewing.

In this scenario a root canal is not necessary if the traumatic bite force is recognized and eliminated from the bite.  Hence, before you agree to have your tooth root canaled, please make sure all treatment options have been exhausted.

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Alex Nguyen, DDS is a Saratoga Dentist who practices General Dentistry, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry. For over 20 years the practice has been serving the residents of Santa Clara County and San Francisco Bay Area.

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