Root canal therapy is a time-tested endodontic treatment used to save a dying or infected tooth. The pain that results from an infected tooth is often substantial, and a root canal is the general dentistry procedure of choice to not only bring you out of pain but restore the affected tooth back to health. At Riverwood Dental, we proudly provide root canal therapy in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere. If you have a tooth that is badly decayed, infected or damaged, you can trust our dental team to leverage our expertise to save the tooth. We will help you regain a confident, pain-free smile.
When a tooth is compromised and bacteria enters the inner pulp, sensitive nerves are affected that will strongly respond. Whether you have a mild sensitivity or persistent shooting pain, it is important that you seek treatment sooner rather than later. If left untreated, an infected tooth can lead to worsening pain and the spread of infection to nearby teeth. While some patients assume that an extraction is an easier and more affordable treatment for a dying tooth, it must be considered that a missing tooth will need to be replaced. Dental implants require much more expense and time in the dental chair than root canal therapy. We help patients realize the value of getting a root canal when it is necessary. It is the best way to instantly relieve your pain and protect your oral health going forward.
Root Canals Offer Pain Relief for Infected Teeth!
During root canal therapy, the dentist will carefully remove the infected tooth pulp and clean the inner chamber of the tooth to remove any lingering bacteria. The treated tooth will then be sealed off with a special filling material to prevent future infection. In many cases, we recommend a dental crown following root canal therapy. This ensures the weakened or damaged tooth regains optimal strength for everyday dental function.
Is tooth pain interfering with your ability to eat, sleep or work? Contact Riverwood Dental. Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy is not painful. In fact, it is no more uncomfortable than getting a dental filling. Our Cumberland office uses conservative techniques, modern anesthetics and sedation dentistry to provide a painless root canal for patients of all ages. Don’t ignore your tooth pain, we have a team of caring dental specialists who are waiting to restore your smile.