Root canals can help save a decayed or damaged tooth. Think you may need a root canal? Just give us a call!
A root canal is a treatment used to help save a tooth that is badly decayed, infected or damaged.
Root canal procedures are performed when the nerve of the tooth becomes infected or damaged. During a root canal procedure, the infected nerve/pulp is removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.
Root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful. The discomfort experienced in the period leading up to the seeking of dental care is truly the painful period of time, not the root canal procedure itself.
Dr. Larry Schmakel always discusses your treatment options with you, and answers your questions before you make any decisions.
Occasionally, a patient may need root canal therapy because his or her tooth is damaged or decayed. Warning signs that your tooth may be damaged or decayed include: severe sensitivity to hot and cold, (especially hot), significant tooth pain, tooth discoloration or swollen gums.