If a tooth suffers from decay or a severe infection, a root canal may be needed in order for the tooth to be restored to proper health. Teeth that have significant decay or infection may be extremely sensitive to pressure and temperature. Sometimes if the infection is very severe, the teeth can often cause intense pain. If the infection is not treated and allowed to advance, an abscess will form which can be very detrimental to your health.
Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerves in the root of the tooth. A root canal is the procedure of removing the infected nerves, ultimately getting rid of the infection and alleviate the pain.
"Root canal" is sometimes a very intimidating and scary term for many dental patients to hear. However, with the benefits of the technology and advancements in dentistry, it has made it much less "scary". Local anesthetics and proper pain medication allow the procedure to be performed with little to no pain.
If you are experiencing any discomfort or pain, give us a call today. We are available at all times for emergency care.