Do I Need A Root Canal?
Endodontics is the aspect of dentistry involving work with the nerves within our teeth, with root canals being the most well-known procedure. Typically, an infected tooth is a result of or at least related to infected nerves. The infected nerve is removed to avoid the much more serious problem of an abscess and subsequent bone loss using endodontics.
The Root Canal Procedure
The procedure begins by numbing the area with a local anesthetic. Then, the dentist will drill a hole into the tooth to remove the infection from the canal. Once the root canal is cleaned out, it will be filled and sealed with gutta-percha and most likely fitted with a dental crown (both for aesthetics and to help ensure success).
Thanks to anesthesia and pain medication, we can perform root canals with minimal discomfort. You may notice soreness after the procedure, but that’s normal and easily treated with pain medication prescribed by your dentist or purchased over-the-counter.
Root Canal Experts in Eagle, Idaho
Despite their reputation, root canals don’t have to be scary or anxiety-inducing. You will most likely experience very little if any pain during the procedure and it will alleviate the pain you may have been feeling due to hot and cold sensitivity or biting down too forcefully. So if you are in pain, please come in and talk to us today.