Many patients have heard a lot of misconceptions about root canals. While you might have believed they are painful and complicated, the procedure and comfort levels are not much different from a regular filling. Our Brooklawn Dental Associates team will do everything we can to create a relaxing experience.
A root canal is a procedure we commonly use to cure an infected tooth. If a cavity is left untreated for too long, it can start to make its way toward the pulp, which is a soft area that contains the nerves and blood vessels inside your tooth.
The dentist will perform the procedure to remove this infected pulp, which luckily is not necessary to keep the tooth in place. After numbing the area, the dentist creates a small access hole, removes the pulp, and cleans the area. Finally, we’ll finish the procedure by placing a dental crown over it for protection.
Unlike some early cavities, you will usually have a fairly good idea that your tooth is infected. Some of the most common symptoms include:
If you want to save your tooth, sometimes root canals are going to be your only option. If we recommend it, the treatment will typically be your last chance before requiring an extraction. Some of the benefits you’ll notice include:
If you think you need a root canal, our expert team is here for you. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.