Even if you’ve never had root canal treatment, you may dread the procedure because of jokes or tall tales! The fact is, a root canal treatment is just that: it treats the problem and relieves pain. In most cases, you will not have any pain during a root canal procedure. At our dental office in Holland, we do everything we can to make sure you’re relaxed, comfortable, and as pain-free as possible for all of our procedures, from filling a cavity, to periodontal therapy, to…root canals!
Why Would I Need a Root Canal?
The tooth’s pulp and root canals contain all the blood vessels and nerve tissue the tooth needs to thrive. If the tissue becomes infected, you may experience soreness, swelling, and “pimples” on your gums. It’s important to treat the root canals as quickly as possible so we can save your tooth. That’s always our first goal.
Root canal therapy involves treating any infection, removing the diseased tissue, and cleaning out the canals so they’re free of bacteria or debris. We then seal the root canals to replace the pulp and prevent any bacteria from getting back into the area.
Generally, we’ll place a crown over the tooth to reinforce it against accidental damage and infection in the future. Our technology and pain management therapies have made root canal treatment a much quicker procedure, and most people feel no pain at all!
Call our Holland dental office at 855.599.5584 if you’re experiencing tooth pain or any kind of discomfort. Or maybe it’s just time for a checkup. At Huisman Family Dentistry in Holland, we’re happy to help!