The reason that so many patients regard root canal (endodontic) treatment as painful is that they confuse the condition that makes treatment necessary the condition that makes treatment necessary with the treatment itself. If dental decay is not dealt with promptly, bacteria may infect tooth pulp. This inflammation or infection can, in turn, lead to an abscess if left untreated. Symptoms include aching or throbbing pain in the tooth. At this point, endodontic treatment is indicated. This procedure, which relieves painful symptoms, involves removal of the nerve and vascular tissue (pulp) from the root and pulp chamber, as well as any associated decayed tooth structure. After the inside of the tooth is carefully shaped and cleaned, it is filled, sealed, and ready for a crown.
Modern root canal therapy can usually be performed with little or no discomfort. At our practice, our experienced dental and support staff takes pride in providing the most comprehensive care possible for all members of your family in a relaxed, comfortable setting. Remember, when you look good, you feel good. We have the technology that can give you’re a confident and beautiful smile. When you come to visit us, you can expect the highest level of restorative dentistry available. Call us today for and appointment.
P.S. Root canal treatment spares a tooth with an abscessed root from extraction.