What is a Root Canal?
A root canal treatment can save a tooth that is damaged on the inside. When the pulp, which is the part of the tooth that contains the living tissues and cells, becomes infected or otherwise damaged, you need a root canal treatment. During the procedure, your dentist will remove the damaged pulp, clean your tooth, and protect it from further damage.
Benefits of Root Canals
Root canals can seem scary to some, but this procedure can be a real benefit to patients who are suffering from the debilitating pain of a tooth infection. Some of the benefits of a root canal include:
- Save Your Tooth | Root canal therapy can save your damaged tooth. Your tooth will still be able to perform normally— even after the pulp has been removed.
- Freedom from Discomfort | If you have damaged pulp, you know the pain of the toothaches that it can cause. When you get a root canal, you will no longer have to suffer from that constant pain.
- Ease During Your Appointment | Root canals are not as scary as some think. Many patients say that getting a root canal feels the same as getting a filling or any other dental procedure. We use local anesthesia to make you comfortable throughout the process.
What to Expect During a Root Canal
We want you to feel comfortable during the process of a root canal. We follow a predefined process to ensure your root canal is a success.
- Examination | We will examine your teeth and take an X-ray to make sure a root canal is the right course of action.
- Local Anesthesia | We will provide you with local anesthesia, so you can be comfortable and relaxed during your root canal.
- Removal of the Pulp | We will prepare your tooth before removing the damaged pulp. The inside of your tooth will be thoroughly cleaned to remove infection and then filled with a replacement material.
- Protection | After the pulp has been removed, your tooth can be protected by a filling or a crown.
Get a Consultation for Pain Relief
Receiving a root canal treatment can improve your life and increase your comfort. Give us a call today to set up your appointment and find out how to relieve your pain.