Just mention the term “root canal” and many people will grimace with distaste and revulsion, which, to our family dentists, is just unwarranted. Although root canals are often one of the most feared dental procedures, they are also one of the most misunderstood and get a bad rap in the dental community. In reality, root canals are nothing to be afraid of, as they effectively alleviate the extreme pain of an infected tooth.

First, your dentist will create a small hole in the crown of the infected tooth and clear out the infection in its pulpy center. A rubber-like material is then inserted into the space that the pulp once occupied and a temporary filling and crown are placed. This procedure is meant to alleviate the pain that infections are known to cause, and has helped many of our patients get back to their daily pain-free lives. After a short amount of time, your tooth should be healed enough for the dentist to recommend either a permanent filling or crown in order to restore your tooth’s full functionality.

Untreated infections can cause extreme irritation to the nerves of the tooth and cause further tooth decays, so it is imperative that you receive dental care as soon as possible if you notice worrying symptoms. As root canal specialists, we provide high-quality emergency root canals for patients at our Somerdale family dental clinic. Stop suffering from the pain of a toothache and schedule your appointment now. We promise high-quality, yet affordable care delivered by a compassionate and caring staff.