At Galleria Dentistry we use state-of-the-art technology to handle root canal therapy with minimal discomfort. While many people believe that a root canal is extremely painful, the truth is that this procedure actually alleviates the pain caused by infections and inflammations that have reached the nerve of your tooth.
When Do You Need a Root Canal?
A number of factors can lead to a root canal, including infections that stem from deep decay, cracks or chips in the teeth, or even multiple procedures performed on the same tooth. You’ll know you might need this treatment when you start experiencing:
- Severe pain while chewing
- Over-sensitivity to heat and cold
- A dark and discolored tooth
- Persistent or recurring pimples in the gums
- Swelling or tenderness in the soft tissues around the tooth
A Simple Procedure
Root canal therapy starts with detailed x-rays so we can spot any signs of infection around the roots and determine the shape of the canals. We will then administer an anesthetic to minimize the discomfort before drilling the access hole.
The next step is to remove the pulp, bacteria, and decayed nerve and then clean and shape the canal with a series of files. Then we can seal it up and make sure the results look great.
End the Pain Today
Inflammation or infection around the root of your tooth can be extremely painful. Contact us today to set up your appointment to alleviate the pain.