Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that removes an infection in the root of a tooth. You may need root canal therapy if you have a persistent pain the area surrounding a single tooth, a small blister on the gums below the tooth, or prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures. The symptoms are accompanied by a lot of pain, and usually root canal therapy will need to be performed quickly so you can go back to your life pain-free and with all of your teeth!
The root of your tooth can become infected through deep cavities or poor dental fillings that weren’t properly sealed. The bacteria can penetrate deep inside your tooth and infect the pulp and nerves that keep your tooth alive. Without root canal therapy, you would likely need to extract the tooth, and need more costly restorative care to replace the tooth.
Root canal therapy has a bad reputation because so much pain accompanies it, but most patients agree that the pain of the infection is much worse than the procedure removing it. We have relaxing sedation options that will keep you in a comfortable state during the treatment and this simple procedure will be over before you know it! In the end, your infected tooth will quickly become a distant memory, and your smile will remain full and healthy!Request Appointment