The bad reputation of root canals is no longer justified. Dentistry has come a long way since the days of the “infamous root canal.” There is no need to fear the procedure because root canals are just as straightforward as most other dental procedures.
As with any other dental practice, we are dedicated to saving teeth and keeping gums healthy. Occasionally, this means performing root canal procedures.
We will provide local anesthesia for the procedure, and sedation is also an option upon request.
Sometimes the pulp of the tooth, which is located in the root, can become inflamed. When this happens, a root canal is performed to remove the affected pulp.
In some cases, the inflamed pulp will become infected, and this will usually require a slightly more complicated root canal procedure.
A persistent toothache could be the sign of an inflamed or infected tooth pulp, and for that reason, it is a good idea to schedule a dental appointment. If left untreated, pulp infections could lead to severe tooth decay and other health issues.
We can perform a complete root canal procedure in one to three office visits.
A root canal can stop the spread of tooth decay, and it can stop the persistent pain in the gum and jaw commonly associated with inflamed or infected tooth pulp.
An additional benefit of a root canal is that after the procedure an antibiotic is prescribed to take care of any remaining infection. Without a root canal, an infection might go undetected.
There is no need to allow fear to get the better of you when it comes to root canals. Call us today to get rid of that painful toothache!