Root Canals: Painless and Stress-Free Relief
Typically, a cavity is limited to the outermost layer of a tooth, the enamel. However, if it is left untreated for a long time (or if a tooth sustains an injury), the innermost chamber where the nerve resides can be damaged. This often causes severe pain, and the best solution to this problem is a root canal.
Root canals have gotten a very bad rep over the years, but we’re here to set the record straight! At Aesthetic Dentistry of Collierville, our root canals only RELIEVE pain. In fact, they help us save many teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted.
To perform a root canal, Dr. Flex or Dr. Hodge will create a small opening in your tooth, removed the damaged inner tissue, fill it with a medicated packing, and then fully restore the tooth using a dental crown. You’ll be thoroughly numbed before we begin, so you won’t feel pain at any time.
If you are dealing with severe dental pain, a root canal could be exactly what you need. It’s nothing to fear, and we use it every day to help our patients. We would never do anything to cause them discomfort! To schedule an appointment, please contact our office today.