If you have pain in a single tooth, or pain that you can’t really pinpoint, then you might need root canal therapy – a treatment that may send shivers down your spine. Despite its bad reputation, root canal therapy is genuinely very gentle, and we take precautions to make sure your treatment is comfortable.
Ironically, one of the reasons root canal therapy has a bad image in many people’s minds is not the treatment itself – but the pain that one experiences when they have tooth decay. It’s really the swelling inside the mouth and cavities caused by bacteria that is painful, not the root canal itself. Without treatment, you will continue to experience pain, and if left untreated, you will eventually lose the tooth through widespread infection.
The soft tissue inside each tooth runs from root to crown. With root canal therapy, we clean out all the decay, remove the root, and sterilize the entire tooth before restoring it with a dental crown. Root canals are generally no more uncomfortable or awkward for the patient than getting a filling or teeth cleaning. Additionally, we have comfort options to keep you calm and relaxed during this simple, routine procedure.