A root canal is a simple, common procedure that removes inflamed or infected pulp from within the tooth to prevent further decay and ease the pain of inflammation.
The pulp is the soft tissue within the root, and it can become infected for a number of reasons—the most common of which include: decay, cracks in the tooth, and multiple dental procedures.
Though popular culture often stigmatizes a root canal as a painful, miserable experience, the procedure actually reduces more pain that it causes, and most patients report comfort both during and after.
Though not everyone is symptomatic, prolonged pain, hypersensitivity to cold or heat, swelling, and discoloration are signs that you may need a root canal. If you've experienced any of these symptoms, call Stonecreek Dental Care immediately. We'll handle your procedure with a level of precision and expertise you won't find anywhere else.