Struggling with sharp pain in your tooth?
Stop the pain and save your smile with a root canal treatment.
Pain and sensitivity in, or around, one of your teeth can be a sign that the there’s an infection inside the tooth. A root canal treatment clears out the infection and protects your tooth, letting you get back to a life free from discomfort.
Root Canal Symptoms
Signs of infection to watch out for:
Sharp pain when biting or chewing
Swelling or tenderness in your gums
Lasting tooth sensitivity towards hot and cold
Darkening or decay in your gums
Our Root Canal Treatment Process
A step-by-step guide of what you can expect.
Make Your Root Canal Treatment Effortless
When you come in for a root canal treatment, you want to get rid of your pain for good, and you want to do it with as little discomfort as possible.
We’ve invested in advanced dental equipment and are home to one the state’s leading sedation dentistry specialists, Dr. Zhu. Together, those factors add up to root canal treatments that are fast, reliable, and totally stress-free.
See why our patients trust us with their smiles.
Root Canal Treatment FAQs
People say a lot of things about root canals. We’ll tell you what’s true, what isn’t, and what’s more complicated than just true or untrue.
A root canal treatment involves two visits – one to get your tooth cleaned, and another to place your crown. The cleaning takes about 1 hour, and the crown fitting takes around 30 minutes.
Deep cavities and tooth damage – like fractures or cracked roots – can allow bacteria to enter your tooth, infecting the pulp of the tooth and leading to swelling and pain.
Thanks to local anesthetic and modern techniques, root canal treatment is typically pain-free. You might feel some sensitivity and discomfort after your treatment, but that can be addressed with pain relief medication and should disappear on its own after a few days.
Most concerns with root canal treatment during pregnancy come from the use of x-rays, but according to the American Dental Association and American College of Radiology, dental x-rays are entirely safe during pregnancy as long as proper shielding is used – and we always use proper shielding here at Freedom Dental.
While there are a lot of claims out there about root canal treatment and cancer, there’s no reliable scientific evidence showing that root canal treatment causes cancer or increases a person’s risk of developing it.