Why would anyone ever need a root canal? Dentists call the procedure endodontic therapy, but it still sounds like a torture device. However, the truth is that a root canal can actually relieve severe pain and, due to anesthetics, is usually not very uncomfortable.
When a tooth becomes infected, pain and inflammation are the results. Additionally, that infection can spread throughout your mouth or entire body if not addressed. At the very least, failure to seek treatment will likely lead to you losing the affected tooth.
We perform root canals to relieve pain, stop the infection, and preserve your tooth. They remove the inner soft tissue from the tooth, fill it, and cap it. This procedure stops the infection in its tracks and prevents further nerve irritation. It may sound funny, but sometimes a root canal is a good thing.
If you’re suffering from any type of dental pain or have signs of an infection, call Downtown Dental Services right away at (216) 696-1441. We provide same-day appointments for emergency treatment.