Tooth pain is often confused with the Root Canal procedure. When in fact, root canal therapy is used to relieve tooth pain which is most often caused by infection and inflammation. Our practice is focused on using superb techniques to relieve tooth pain — in a painless way. Through the use of modern anesthetics (Novocain like), advanced placement techniques and a better understanding of human biology, patients usually experience no discomfort. Nitrous oxide gas is not used, and you are not “put out” or sedated. Most people resume normal activities, including work, following their appointments.
What Is A Root Canal? Root Canal therapy is a highly specialized treatment. Yet from a patient’s perspective, it’s very similar to a conventional filling. Rather than removing decay or an old filling, root canal therapy removes the nerve tissue in the center most portion of the tooth. This nerve or pulp tissue can be safely and painlessly removed allowing a diseased or injured tooth to heal. Ultimately, this prevents tooth loss.