What is a root canal?
A root canal is a small tunnel under your tooth that houses the roots and nerve endings of each tooth. Typically, the signs of an infected root canal are a swollen or darkened gum line and unusual sensitivity to hot or cold food and beverages. Also, you may notice a small bump or tender area of your gum line.
If you are aware of any of these symptoms it is time to contact the dental experts at Smile Zone Dental, immediately.
Prevent tooth loss
If you ignore the signs of an infected root canal it can potentially result in the loss of the existing tooth. Infection can potentially spread and increase the pain you experience while eating or drinking. A root canal will remove the infected tissue and save your tooth.
Any of your teeth can potentially be subject to a root canal. If you require a root canal on your front teeth, make an appointment today!
Are root canals painful?
A common misconception is that root canals are the most painful dental procedure you can experience. You have likely seen this represented in movies and advertising. However, the pain is much less than you would expect. The root canal experts at Smile Zone Dental strive to provide a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. We will work to minimize pain and discomfort as much as possible. Don’t let fear stop you from receiving the treatment you need.
How successful are root canals?
In the hands of the expert dentists at Smile Zone Dental, Root Canals are often 95% percent successful.