A root canal treatment is a simple and safe procedure that restores a badly damaged or decayed tooth.
As the soft tissue and nerve endings within the core of a tooth become damaged or infected, they become a liability to the tooth and the surrounding area, and must be removed. This is necessary not only to avoid the spread of infection, but also to save the tooth itself.
If a root canal treatment is deemed necessary, a local anesthetic will be applied, numbing the affected area and reducing the possibility for pain or discomfort throughout the course of the procedure. A hole is then drilled into the tooth, allowing the dentist to safely access and remove any and all infected tissue and the nerve. The area is then cleaned and filled, restoring the tooth's natural function and appearance.
Though severe pain is rare, sensitivity is not an uncommon side effect, and over-the-counter medications, like ibuprofen, are generally recommended to treat any subsequent irritation.
Many are apprehensive about undergoing a root canal procedure, and that's why Drs. Richard and Elizabeth Kozan and their staff do everything in their power to make this treatment as quick and as comfortable as possible. Our primary goal is to provide you with a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere and to ease your worries by removing fear from the equation.
So if you're in need of a root canal treatment, need a consultation or simply have a question about the root canal procedure, please contact us today.