What is a root canal?

Root canal treatment, more commonly called a root canal, is an endodontic procedure. Endodontics is the branch of dentistry that treats the inside of your tooth, namely the tooth pulp and tooth nerves. Our dentist may recommend a root canal treatment when tooth decay or damage has broken past your tooth enamel into this sensitive, delicate area. Signs and symptoms of an infection in dental pulp or tooth nerves include:

  • An extremely painful toothache, even when not eating
  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • A pimple or cyst on your gums
  • Discoloration of the tooth
  • Swelling of the gums and jaws
  • Jaw pain and pressure

Is a root canal painful?

At Saigh Family Dental, our dental team works hard to relieve pain and put a smile back on your face. Root canals are relatively painless thanks to our high-quality sedation and anesthetic services. The infected tooth and surrounding area are thoroughly numbed before the decay is removed and while the tooth is being restored. Our skilled dentist also provides relaxing sedation to help put your mind and heart at ease. Your comfort is one of our top priorities.

We invite you to call us at 906-265-0050 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Saigh and learn more about root canal therapy in Iron River, Michigan, if you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed above to receive immediate and effective care.