When you have an infection in the root of your tooth experiencing dental pain that has gone from bad to worse in a short amount of time, we will likely recommend a root canal. This dental treatment is a common procedure that can save an infected tooth and alleviate the pain of a toothache.
The procedure involves creating access to the interior of your tooth so we can remove the infected nerve tissue and pulp. Although the procedure is often associated with pain, it is usually the pain of toothache that people are thinking about.
The root canal procedure is not painful since we will completely anesthetize the area before starting treatment. Once we remove the infected tissue, in fact, your pain will be greatly diminished. The area might be tender for a few days after the root canal, but overall, you will feel much better.