Root canals have a bad reputation. Just hearing the words make a lot of people uneasy, because they’re associated with pain. But at Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington NM, we say root canals do the opposite: they don’t cause pain, they relieve it.
A root canal usually becomes necessary when a tooth is infected or badly damaged. Formally known as endodontic treatment, root canals involve cleaning the inside of the tooth by removing bacteria, soft tissue (called pulp), decayed nerve tissue, and any debris. When that’s finished, the tooth is sealed and a crown is placed over it.
If you need a root canal, it means one of your teeth is sick. Your clue may be as ordinary as a toothache. But that ache is telling you something, so don’t ignore it. Schedule an appointment with us right away. Remember, root canals are nothing to fear. If need be, we have sedation dentistry to help you through it.
In addition to root canals, Sundance Dental & Orthodontics in Farmington NM provides family dentistry and cosmetic dentistry, and oral cancer screenings. Call our office today to schedule an appointment.