Why Do I Need a Root Canal? Does it Hurt?

A root canal procedure is one that removes the infected and/or irritated nerve tissues from inside your tooth and seals off bacteria from re-entering the tooth. It is usually necessary to perform a root canal when tooth decay has reached the nerve of the tooth or an infection has started at the root of the tooth.

Root canals are often mistaken for being an incredibly painful procedure. The truth is, you are numbed with local anesthetic for┬áthe procedure and do not feel anything! Today’s modern dental techniques and equipment allow for root canals to be completed in shorter time and in a more effective and efficient manner than in the past.

We routinely perform root canal treatment in our West Palm Beach office. Please call (561) 640-9200 to find out more information or to schedule a consultation.