Root canal therapy works by removing dead or damaged nerves inside the tooth. Nerves can become inflamed for a variety of reasons, and once they have become irreversibly damaged, they must be removed, or else the patient’s risk of infection will go up dramatically and the tooth will likely eventually need to be extracted.
While no one wants to get a root canal, they are often a necessary part of dental care. We do everything we can to make your root canal therapy as easy and painless a process as possible.
While nobody looks forward to a root canal, it is actually quite painless and quick. With the advancements made in recent medical history, we are now able to make root canals more comfortable than ever before.
During the root canal procure, your tooth is saved by the removal of inflamed or infected pulp. After the pulp is removed, the endodontist cleans the inside of the root canal and then fills in the empty space. After this procedure, you will experience immediate relief from any pain or discomfort from the infection prior to the root canal. You will be able to eat and drink normally.
After the procedure, you will return to have a crown placed on the tooth to protect it for the foreseeable future.