I need a root canal. Will it hurt?
There is no dental procedure that has a worse reputation than a root canal. This is because it is usually associated with pain, and it's likely that if you need a root canal you are in pain due to an infection in your tooth.
How did your tooth become infected?
It happens when decay reaches the inside of your tooth and affects the nerve. Or it can happen when your tooth is traumatized by an injury or accident. Your tooth can also become infected when it is cracked or fractured. Root canal therapy will actually relieve the pain you are feeling and eliminate your infection so your tooth can heal.
How is it treated?
At Maine Family Dental, we do everything we can to ensure that you feel comfortable during root canal therapy. Dr. Buxton is highly skilled and gentle, so you'll find that your procedure is smooth and efficient. For patients who need extra care during their treatment procedures, we offer nitrous oxide, which is a gas that can help patients feel relaxed and at ease during dental procedures. Nitrous leaves your system quickly after your procedure, so you'll be able to drive home and resume activities.
If you need a root canal in Bangor, ME, don't delay your treatment. A dental infection that is left untreated could result in tooth loss, so be sure to contact Maine Family Dental to schedule your appointment.