A root canal is a procedure that helps treat significantly infected teeth, specifically the root of the teeth. The infection in the tooth can cause pain and discomfort, leading to problems with chewing and talking. During the procedure, the damaged part of the tooth is removed, eliminating the source of pain and preventing further infection.
While many people have negative associations with the term root canal, modern anesthetic has advanced to the point where the procedure is no less comfortable than getting a filling. There is no reason to be afraid for anxious if you need a root canal!
Do I Need a Root Canal?
When bacteria infects the pulp of the tooth, it is necessary to perform a root canal. If you are experiencing tooth pain, it may be a sign of infection. Schedule a consultation with us so that we can inspect the tooth and determine if a root canal is necessary.
How Does a Root Canal Work?
First, we will apply anesthetic to the area, numbing the gums and teeth. We will use instruments to access the inside of the teeth, and then remove and treat the infected parts. Then the tooth is sealed and restored with a crown.
Will a Root Canal Hurt Badly?
Don’t be scared! While you may experience some discomfort or sensitivity immediately after the procedure, a root canal actually reduces pain! By removing the infected parts of the tooth, the cause of tooth pain is treated.