Root Canals

It’s not likely that you think about the anatomy of your teeth until something feels off. When you have a problem with your root canal, it’s probably hard to think about anything else until the problem is rectified. Here at Blackrock Dental, we care about you and your comfort. Instead of dealing with the discomfort and toothaches, we can help you restore your tooth back to full health with root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy.

Signs You Need Root Canal Therapy

Treatment becomes necessary when the pulp of your tooth (the nerves and blood vessels inside your tooth) become infected or inflamed due to deep decay or damage. You may need root canal therapy if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Tooth pain that gets worse while eating
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks
  • Discolored teeth
  • Pimples on the gums
  • Sore or swollen gums close to tooth pain

How Treatment Can Help

Root canal therapy provides several benefits. After the treatment, you should be free from the tooth pain you may have been experiencing. It can also prevent the need to extract the infected tooth, protecting the entire structure of the mouth. Because your tooth will be saved, your jawbone will be preserved and other teeth won’t shift unnecessarily. If your tooth has become discolored from the infection, the appearance can be improved by a dental crown placed over your tooth after therapy. Contrary to popular belief, this procedure is actually fairly simple, and we can provide you with anesthesia to help you feel at ease.

How It Works

If we determine that you need root canal therapy, we will rid your tooth of the infected pulp and clean the area. We will then fill your tooth, seal it, and then, if necessary, place a crown over the tooth.

Come see us today to determine whether root canal therapy will help bring you back to full health. We will work hard to walk you through the process and help you feel comfortable during the procedure.