The Bissell Dental Group uses endodontic (root canal) techniques to save teeth that are decaying, abscessed or dying due to a previous trauma. The pulp, or nerve, and the blood supply of a tooth are found inside microscopic canals within the tooth. These canals and chamber are what provide the vitality of a tooth.
A root canal procedure is non-surgical and is needed when the pulp becomes infected. Your tooth may need a root canal (endodontic therapy) if you are experiencing these common symptoms:
- Injury or trauma
- Cold sensitivity
- Throbbing or aching pain
- Hurts to chew or bite down
A root canal is one of the most feared dental procedures, most likely because of the pain a patient endures prior to having the procedure done. When the procedure is done and over, most patients say the root canal treatment is relatively painless.