Is one of your teeth hurting so bad that you can’t even go about your day normally? It could have an infection in the delicate nerve, known as the dental pulp. It lies at the center of each tooth, and it can become exposed to bacteria due to a cavity or crack in the enamel. Root canal therapy is the best way to not only relieve this kind of pain, but save the tooth from extraction as well. Thankfully, the procedure is nothing like what you’ve heard about in the media, and afterward, most of our patients wish they had gotten one sooner!
If you come to see us with a really bad toothache and we determine that you need a root canal, the procedure will proceed as follows:
A patient’s tooth will feel a little sensitive right after getting a root canal, but it should be much better than when they came to see us. Most compare the experience to getting a small filling, which basically means it’s practically painless!
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