Root Canals: No more pain

When is a root canal necessary?

*When a tooth has a cavity near or entering into the nerve of the tooth

*When a tooth has been fractured

*In rare cases, when an underlying pathology damages the tooth

What are the signs and symptoms of a tooth in need of a root canal?

The most common sign is spontaneous throbbing pain. However, sometimes there are no symptoms other than a discoloration of the tooth or a foul smell.

What is involved?

Root canals get a bum wrap. They have the reputation of being very painful procedures, but the vast majority of Dr. Herres and Dr. Wenger's patients feel little to no pain during or after treatment. In fact, more often than not the tooth actually feels better after treatment.