Sometimes the nerve in the tooth may get damaged or infected causing the nerve in the tooth to become extremely sensitive or die. In some of these cases, the pain can become unbearable. When this happens, the most conservative plan of treatment may be to do a root canal. A root canal involves putting the nerve to sleep and taking it out of the tooth, killing bacteria in the root that may cause an infection by use of specific bacteria-killing solutions, and filling the nerve space. A root canal requires a longer appointment than your typical dental visits to insure you get a great final result. After the root canal is completed, a crown (or "cap") is always recommended to protect the tooth since it is no longer alive and more likely to break.
We have all heard the stories about root canals. At Cove Choice Dental, we turn those stories to myths. We strive to make sure our patients are comfortable and the procedure is painless. Our goal is to have you out of pain, not put you in it!