Teeth are strong and fragile, which is why proper dental care is so important to keep our teeth healthy as long as possible. If they are not cleaned properly, cavities form and are usually treated with a filling or sometimes a crown. However, if the damage goes untreated for too long, the decay will go deeper into the tooth and dental pulp, which affects the blood vessels and nerves in the tooth. To prevent a painful abscess from forming, a root canal treatment is needed. A root canal is used to restore the tooth and avoid extractions if possible.
Root canals are performed under anesthesia and patients usually do not experience any pain during the procedure. A root canal is the best way to prevent pain in the future and even restore your teeth to prevent replacing them with an implant.
If you think you are in need of a root canal, please give us a call to schedule your appointment.