A “root canal” is a safe and painless procedure that is performed to attempt and maintain a tooth in its place within your mouth.
Root Canals are, many times, associated with pain because of the infection itself and not the actual procedure.
Every tooth is alive and has its own nerve and blood supply within your mouth. Sometimes a tooth becomes infected, in order to treat this infection and save the tooth we remove the blood supply and nerve and replace it with a bio-compatible filler. This treatment is safe and has a high rate of efficacy in prolonging the life of the tooth for many years. The success of this treatment revolves around the course of the care and the after care that the patient chooses. Many times it is possible for a the dentist to see the infection before it starts to cause pain. This is one of the things that Dentists look for on an xray. some patients believe, incorrectly, that you have to wait until they feel pain; this is not recommended. If you have already been told by a dentist that you need Root Canal Treatment then it will benefit to call us and make an appointment at our Virginia Beach dental office.