Root canals have a bad reputation. Just hearing the words “root canal” make a lot of people uneasy, because they’re associated with pain. But at Future of Dentistry, we stress that root canals do the opposite: they don’t cause pain, they relieve it.
At the center of each tooth is its pulp. This tissue can be compromised by one of the following:
- An injury to the tooth
- A very deep cavity
- A crack in the tooth
Root canals involve cleaning the inside of the tooth by removing the infected pulp. When it’s out, the tooth is sealed and a crown is placed over it.
Most root canals are successful, and result in the infected tooth being saved. The only alternative is to have the tooth extracted. As worrisome as it might be to hear you need a root canal, the alternative is worse.
We want root canals, and all other procedures, to be as comfortable as possible. Our experienced team helps nervous patients get through the procedure comfortably, and sedation dentistry is one possibility.