Most people approach the idea of a root canal with fear or dread. However, a root canal can actually save your tooth and relieve pain. When your tooth experiences severe trauma or deep decay, the nerve, or pulp, can die. An infection builds up inside, and this can cause pressure and discomfort.
With a root canal, Dr. Reintjes can remove the diseased tissue and clean the tooth’s canals. Next, he will fill the canals with a manmade substance and then seal the tooth with a crown. During your procedure, you’ll remain comfortable thanks to anesthesia, and afterward, simple over-the-counter analgesics can address any mild soreness.