You may need a root canal if you are experiencing pain or discomfort in the following situations:
- While eating or apply pressure to the tooth
- When eating or drinking hot or cold foods/beverages and sensitivity remains after the stimulant is gone
- Gums around tooth are swollen/tender or may have a small bump near the site of the pain
- Tooth appears to be discolored
Root canals are done when a tooth is badly decayed or becomes infected. During a root canal, our dentists remove the pulp from the center of the tooth and fill in the pulp cavity. We then seal the tooth to guard against future pain or infection. We ensure your comfort during the procedure by starting with one of our dental sedation options. Whether you choose a local anesthetic or IV sedation, we make sure your visit is pain-free!
A root canal can relieve toothache, stop infection, and promote healing. By using advanced technology, materials, and instrumentation, Stanley Dentistry makes this previously feared procedure not only tolerable, but also comfortable.
Root canal therapies are commonly completed in one visit.