Root canal therapy has a bit of a reputation in dentistry, and to say it’s not positive would be a gross understatement. Root canal therapy is actually used to treat severely damaged teeth that have developed an infection deep within them where the sensitive nerve is located, but often the severe pain that stems from this infection is attached to the procedure itself.
At Lovell Dental, Dr. Lance Anderson makes sure that root canal therapy is always the solution to a patient’s pain and never the cause. With this procedure, he’ll simply remove the infected tissue, clean the tooth, fill it with a biocompatible material, and then restore it fully with a dental crown. Thanks to modern dental techniques including anesthesia and sedation, this procedure is usually no more painful than getting a small filling. In fact, it’s one of the best tools we have to relieve the most extreme dental pain and save teeth that would otherwise need to be removed.