When you hear the words “Root Canal,” it probably doesn’t sound like something you want to experience. At Confident Smiles & Implants, we understand this anxiety and go out of our way to make you feel as comfortable as possible so that a root canal isn’t something to fear.
What is a Root Canal? And Why Do I Need It?
A root canal is a narrow tunnel that runs through the center of your tooth. Because it’s so open, it can lead to infection and, if left untreated, can spread to other canals and even your gums. This infection can cause severe irritation in the gums and aching in the infected tooth. A root canal procedure allows us to remove the infection without removing the actual tooth.
Root Canal Procedure
A root canal procedure not only eliminates the need to extract the infected tooth but also prevents the infection from spreading to other areas of the mouth. During the process, our professionally trained dentist will numb the affected area so you won’t feel a thing. The procedure will begin with removing the infected tissue, then a deep cleaning of the remaining tissue to ensure there is no trace of the infection left, and then finally, the area is filled, leaving it sealed up.
Think You Might Need A Root Canal?
Set up an appointment today to have one of our trained professionals recommend the best treatment to end your irritation and pain.