If you’re experiencing persistent pain in the area surrounding a single tooth, you may need a root canal—one of the scariest phrases a dentist can utter. Despite the negative connotations associated with root canals, however, they’re actually one of the best ways to relieve pain and swelling inside the mouth caused by cavities and bacteria. Without treatment, loss of the tooth is likely, as tooth decay reaching the pulp tissue inside the tooth causes infection.
Our dental care providers at Mansfield Dental Center will save your tooth by gently removing damaged tissue and nerves, then carefully cleaning and sealing it to protect it from bacteria. In most cases, root canals are no more uncomfortable than getting a filling— and we offer comfort options that can put you in a calm, relaxed state while performing this simple procedure.