If you’re dealing with a terrible toothache right now, probably the last thing you want to hear is that you might need a root canal. Fortunately, at MMS Family Dentistry, this long-feared procedure is actually one of the best ways to stop severe dental pain and also save extremely damaged teeth. Using a combination of local anesthetic and a gentle touch, our dentists can help a patient stay calm, cool, and comfortable while completing the treatment. If you need relief right now, give us a call today…your only regret will be that you didn’t contact us sooner!
Root canal therapy is primarily used to treat teeth that have developed an infection in their internal nerve, known as the dental pulp. This can be the result of a longstanding cavity or physical trauma. The procedure itself is pretty straightforward:
After a patient has been numbed, a small hole is placed into their tooth, and the pulp is removed. The inside of the tooth is then clean, sanitized, and filled. Thanks to our use of the latest techniques, most patients compare the experience to getting a filling, which is to say not painful at all! Fortunately, a patient’s toothache will likely go away immediately upon completion.