Root canals are often associated with dread and loathing, but at All Smiles Dentistry, we do everything possible to make this common procedure a painless one. Root canals get a bad rap, but in reality, they are far from being terrible.
Each tooth contains pulp on the inside, and it can sometimes grow infected or inflamed. If this is the case, a dentist will be able to tell if you need to have a root canal. With the root canal process, the inflamed pulp is removed. The area is cleaned and disinfected, then filled with a substance to prevent further infection.
In some cases, the infection might have spread too far, in which case the root canal treatment will need to turn into tooth removal. A dentist will remedy the situation as best as possible in this instance, and further appointments will likely be necessary. However, the majority of the time, a root canal is a pretty routine procedure, and is one that the dentists at All Smiles Dentistry can perform in the highest quality. Whether you or your child is in need of a root canal, we will make sure you are cared for and comfortable throughout the entire process. Schedule routine appointments with All Smiles Dentistry to ensure your teeth are receiving the appropriate preventative care they need.