John Dobry DDS on root canal therapy
Root canal therapy is removing the pulpal and nerve content of the tooth, and putting in a filler in there. Most of the time, you get numb and the root canals are not different than any other filling procedure that we do as far as pain-wise goes. For the most part, we can do root canals in one visit.
One of the reasons that you need to come in every six months is to assess the health of your teeth, and in between, if you notice something is sore, don’t ignore it. Come in and have it checked out. Early treatment is much less invasive and much less painful than allowing it to get to the point of infection. Root canals are a standard procedure that is going to maintain your tooth longer than if you allow it to get to the point where it’s not restorable.