What is a Root Canal?

If you have ever experienced tooth pain, you know it at times can be close to unbearable. If you have a tooth that is severely infected, decayed and injured; your dentist will try to save your tooth by preforming a root canal. The goal is to manage the pain as well as preserve the tooth. Just the word root canal sounds like an unpleasant experience but in actuality, the procedure is comfortable thanks to modern technology and advances in dentistry.

What to Expect

  • The area will be numbed with an injection in the gums. This usually feels like small pinch to the gums that disappears quickly as the numbing medicine begins to work.
  • Your dentist will open up the infected tooth and remove the infection and decay from the pulp and root of the tooth.
  • The pulp, root, and tooth will be temporary sealed till the permanent crown comes in
  • A few weeks later, you will return for the permanent crown.

A tooth restored by a root canal and crown can last you a lifetime and can be treated just like your natural tooth. Dr. Reese wants to make your root canal procedure as easy and pain free as possible. We stay up to date on the latest technology to help make your root canal successful. Contact us today with any questions or to make your appointment.

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What is a Root Canal?