A Root Canal Procedure Can Relieve Tooth Pain
A root canal is a safe, straightforward, comfortable procedure that is typically pain-free thanks to improved technologies and numbing or sedation options. Statistics indicate that more than 22 million root canals are performed each year*, making them a frequent, normal occurrence. During root canal therapy, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sanitized, and infected pulp is removed. The tooth is then filled with a material that seals the area to avoid further risk of infection.
Know common tooth infection indicators:
- Pain and aching at the site of the tooth
- Sudden discoloration of a tooth unassociated with trauma
- Intense sensations when tooth is exposed to heat or cold
- Swollen, tender gums
- A bump that looks like a pimple on the gums near the tooth