Endodontic therapy becomes necessary when the pulp (the tissue inside the tooth) becomes infected or inflamed. These dental pulp infections or inflammations usually occur due to deep cavities (caries), cracks, chips, repeated dental procedures, root resorption or trauma. Patients may experience a range of symptoms that indicate the need for a root canal procedure, including prolonged cold sensitivity, heat sensitivity, spontaneous aching, pain to biting, swelling or draining infection in the gums. Identifying and treating these symptoms in a timely manner can prevent further dental complications and preserve the natural tooth structure. Our skilled endodontist, Dr. Edlund, possesses the expertise and technology necessary to diagnose and effectively treat complex endodontic cases.