I’m worried about having a root canal. Will it hurt?
If you haven’t had a root canal in many years, you will be pleasantly surprised at how easy and stress-free the procedure really is. Using modern dental techniques, root canal treatment today is efficient and comfortable.
We know that nobody looks forward to having a root canal, but part of overcoming your fear may be as simple as understanding a bit more about why you need to have the procedure done. A root canal becomes necessary when a tooth has extensive decay that has penetrated the area where the root is located.
The inner portion of your tooth (the root canal) is home to nerves and tissue that become inflamed when decay is present. That is why most people experience severe pain as the primary symptom of an infected root canal.
In order to relieve the pain and save the tooth, Dr. Hilton and Dr. Marcincin must remove the infected material to stop decay from spreading. If you put off treatment, the infection may damage the tooth beyond repair.
Obviously, putting off root canal treatment is not wise. If you are experiencing pain and think you may need a root canal, please contact our office as soon as possible. We will assess your situation and determine if a root canal is necessary.