What is a root canal?
A root canal is a procedure designed to save a tooth that has either become infected or severely damaged. This can happen when the pulp (the living part of your inner tooth) starts to die for a variety of reasons including decay, trauma, or other natural causes. Since the pulp of your tooth is made up of nerves and blood vessels, it can be painful when it is unhealthy.
A root canal procedure involves removing the dead or damaged pulp from your tooth and sealing it to prevent further damage.
Do root canals hurt?
Due to technologies available in modern dentistry today, Bergman Family Dental’s root canal procedures are a very comfortable experience. Some patients experience a slight tenderness directly following the completed procedure, but this is easily treated with over the counter pain medication.
Follow up care and recovery
Since technological advancements have simplified the root canal procedure, there is typically little to no recovery time needed. Any tenderness in the affected tooth can easily be treated with over the counter pain medications. As with any dental procedure, Dr. Bergman recommends you care for your teeth by brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once per day.
How can I make an appointment?
If you are experiencing consistent or lingering tooth pain call us
today! Bergman Family Dental serves the St. Louis suburbs including Town and Country, Ballwin, Ellisville, Chesterfield, Wildwood, and Eureka.