If your gums are swollen or darkened, your tooth is unusually sensitive to cold and hot foods or drinks, or you notice a small bump on a tender area of your gum, it’s time to schedule an appointment with McCormack Dental. These are all signs of an infected or damaged root canal, which is the small canal under the tooth that houses roots and nerves.
What is a Root Canal
Infection and damage to sensitive tissue within that canal can result in the loss of your tooth if treatment isn’t applied quickly. You can relieve the pain and potentially save your tooth with a root canal. This procedure removes the inflamed tissue from the canal, allowing you to maintain the functionality of the tooth without the infection.
Are Root Canals Painful?
Every member of the McCormack team is trained to keep patients comfortable, relieving anxiety and minimizing pain whenever possible. While there is some discomfort involved with the root canal procedure, it isn’t nearly as painful as many people assume. Your job is to get into the dental chair when a problem arises. Our job is to tailor our services to your needs, helping you relax so that exams and treatments are pleasant experiences.