Our skilled dentist provides a comfortable and effective experience. Whether you’re experiencing tooth pain, infection, or severe damage, a root canal can often rescue your natural tooth, preserving your smile’s integrity.
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a dental procedure aimed at treating infections or damage to the tooth’s pulp, where the nerves and blood vessels are located. It is often necessary when a tooth becomes severely decayed or infected. Common signs that indicate you need a root canal include persistent toothache, sensitivity to hot or cold, swollen gums, or a pimple on the gums. However, only a professional examination can accurately diagnose the need for a root canal.
With modern techniques and anesthesia, the root canal procedure is typically no more uncomfortable than getting a dental filling. Patients often experience relief from the pain caused by the infection.
Following the procedure, you may experience mild discomfort, which can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. It’s essential to follow post-operative care instructions provided by your dentist.