Severe toothaches, swelling and tooth sensitivity can all be indications that your tooth’s pulp may be inflamed or infected. Whether caused by decay or a fracture in the tooth, leaving the infection untreated can lead to further pain and health complications that affect the mouth and jaw.
To save the tooth, we may recommend root canal therapy. Many of our patients are initially wary of this treatment, due to the fear of the unknown or pain. However, our dentists at Cross Road Dental strive to provide you with a comfortable experience as they use their knowledge and skill to save your tooth and the health of your smile.
Modern root canals are similar to a filling and are not as painful as many imagine. The dentist cleans out the pulp from the inside of the tooth, effectively removing infection, before filling and sealing it with a rubber-like material. Once this process is complete, the tooth may be covered with a crown or filling for protection. Receiving a root canal when necessary can save your tooth and prevent future damage.
We offer sedation dentistry for patients who experience dental fear or anxiety to help you relax and enjoy a comfortable dental experience.