Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatment has received a bad reputation in the past for being an uncomfortable treatment. However, most people associate the procedure with pain when the truth is a root canal actually relieves your discomfort.

Not only does a root canal relieve pain, but it also preserves a tooth that would’ve otherwise needed an extraction. Here is what you should know about root canal treatment.

When and Why You Need a Root Canal

When bacteria and decay reach the nerve of your tooth, it causes a painful infection. This type of toothache is the kind of discomfort that keeps you up at night and prevents you from performing your normal daily tasks.

Unfortunately, tooth infections don’t go away on their own. If an infected tooth is left untreated, the damage progressively worsens and could eventually impact other teeth and even result in tooth loss.

Some of the signs you might need root canal treatment are:

  • Sensitivity to temperature that doesn’t go away

  • Constant throbbing pain in your tooth 

  • Tenderness when you bite or chew

  • Darkening or graying of your tooth

  • Facial swelling and the appearance of a white pimple around the infected tooth

If you are experiencing any of the pain or symptoms listed above, please contact Bright Dental right away.

What Happens During a Root Canal Procedure?

During a root canal procedure, your dentist carefully and gently removes the infected tissue from inside your tooth, sealing the tooth with a temporary filling afterward so it can heal.

Once your tooth has healed, our dentists will want to strengthen your tooth with a permanent filling or dental crown to ensure you enjoy all functions of chewing and eating that you had before your tooth infection.

Your Comfort Is Our Priority

Our team goes above and beyond to ensure that you are comfortable during your root canal procedure. Exceptional dental anesthetics combined with advanced technology and our dentist’s skill and expertise provide you with the most comfortable experience possible while relieving your pain and saving your tooth.

Electric endodontic tools made from flexible nickel titanium make it quicker and easier for your dentist to access your tooth's inner canals, making your procedure more efficient and as comfortable as possible.

You Can Avoid Root Canals

Did you know that most root canals are actually preventable? It’s true! When you are consistent about visiting the dentist every six months for teeth cleanings and checkups, they can detect tooth decay in its earliest stages. Early detection means you can treat your tooth will a less invasive procedure like a filling.

Don’t Wait to Call Bright Dental

If you or a loved one is suffering from dental pain or a constant toothache, please call our dental office right away. Our team also speaks Spanish for your convenience.