What are root canals?

Root canal treatment, more commonly called a root canal in Ware, Massachusetts, is an endodontic treatment. Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that treats infections or damage to the inside of your tooth. Located inside of your tooth are the dental pulp, tooth nerves, and blood vessels that are responsible for helping your teeth grow properly. If tooth decay reaches this area, a painful infection generally occurs, which can eventually kill your tooth. Root canal treatment is the key to saving the tooth and relieving your pain. We may suggest root canal treatment if you have:

  • Severe tooth pain, especially when biting down
  • Pain or swelling around a tooth and in your jaw
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • A pimple or lump on your gums

Are root canals painful?

While many people have heard that root canal treatment can be painful, Dr. Navkiran Dhillon, our caring dentist, makes sure you are as comfortable as possible. We use local anesthesia to numb the area, and we can complete the entire process in just one visit to Dhillon Family & Cosmetic Dentistry. Any sign of tooth decay is removed and your tooth is then filled and sealed with special, medicated materials. We work hard to guarantee you have a positive experience each time you walk into our office. To schedule your appointment with Dr. Navkiran Dhillon and start the road to better oral health, please call our dental office today.