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Quick Facts About Root Canals

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A root canal may sound scary and intimidating, but it’s not! Root canals are quick and easy procedures that will improve your comfort in the long run, all while saving the natural tooth. Ease your nerves about getting a root canal by learning what it is and how the procedure is performed.

What is a root canal?

Root canals are needed when a tooth cracks from injury, cavities, a previous filling, or genetics and becomes infected. A root canal is performed to eliminate the infection and protect it from future microbial invasion. The procedure saves the natural tooth before it is too late. If you are experiencing sensitivity to hot and cold foods/drinks or pain while chewing, you may need a root canal.

How is the procedure done?

This quick and comfortable procedure removes the pulp inside the tooth, which can be completed in as little as 1 to 2 procedures. The procedure is highly effective and relatively painless, meaning there is a short recovery time. A root canal is similar to any other dental procedure such as a wisdom tooth extraction. You may experience mild discomfort for a few days following the procedure, but will be back to normal in just a few days.

If you think you may need a root canal, follow up with Firefly Family Dentistry. We perform root canals and other dental procedures and make sure our patients get the best care around. We want to make our patients comfortable and keep them healthy. To learn more, call 414-258-8190 today!