Root canal treatment (endodontics) is the removal of the nerves in a tooth. This procedure is performed due to infection. Many patients experience tooth pain, but not always. Our doctors will examine the area of concern and use an x-ray to form a diagnosis. One of the instruments that is used to perform a root canal is an electrical hand piece. This system is referred to as Rotary Endodontics and is an aid to perform the treatment with ease, allowing for a more comfortable experience for you.
A root canal has become a scary term for dental patients to hear, but advances in dental technology have made it much less “scary”. There may be some soreness following the procedure, but that is normal for most dental procedures. Over the counter painkillers are usually enough to relieve any pain afterwards, but our doctors may prescribe medication. You will be relieved from pain caused by the infection allowing you to enjoy all the foods you love without any pain from heat, cold, or biting too hard.