Root Canal Therapy

If you experience severe toothache pain upon chewing or applying pressure or prolonged sensitivity /pain to hot or cold temperatures then the dentist may recommend root canal therapy. Root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful. Actually, most people report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed. The discomfort experienced in the period leading up to seeking dental care is truly painful, not the root canal procedure itself. Without treatment, loss of the tooth is likely, as tooth decay reaching the pulp tissue inside the tooth causes infection.

Root canal therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. A root canal procedure is performed when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or the pulp becomes damaged. Our WoodGrove Family Dentists will gently remove the infected nerve and pulp and then carefully clean the tooth from inside and seal it.

At WoodGrove Family Dentists, we offer many comforting amenities that will help you relax while performing this procedure.