Does the term “root canal” strike fear into your heart? It does for many people! But the truth is that, with modern advances in dental procedures, endodontics (or root canal therapy) is easier and more straightforward than ever.
Endodontics refers to the treatment of the interior of the tooth, the tissue and nerves known as the pulp. When a cavity extends into the pulp, or damage introduces bacteria into the pulp, this can cause infection and lead to more serious issues. A root canal treats the pulp by removing the affected tissues, sanitizing the space, and filling it. This preserves the tooth, although a crown may sometimes be necessary to provide stability.
Root canals don’t have to be scary! We promise, they don’t hurt a bit. Don’t live with the pain of an infected tooth. Let us fix you up!