Root canal therapy is necessary when the interior of a tooth is infected or badly decayed. Either condition can cause a lot of tooth pain; patients often describe it as intolerable. A root canal fixes the problem, relieves the pain, and saves the tooth.
Painless Root Canals
There is a lot of misinformation about root canal therapy out there, and the myth that they are painful is one of the most common. To hear some people describe it, a root canal is like some medieval tortue. They are not!
When a patient settles into a chair for the procedure they are probably in a lot of pain from the affected tooth. Once an anesthetic has been administered, the pain is gone. From there the procedure is virtually painless. Most say it’s about like having a cavity filled. If there is any discomfort, however, we can increase the anesthesia.
Between modern technology and modern anesthetics, root canal treatment at Cascade Endodontics in Orem is painless and efficient. Please call our office to schedule an appointment today!
Jon Jenson DDS