Needless to say, toothaches aren’t exactly fun. In fact, some can get so bad that they prevent a person from functioning normally, forcing them to miss work or school. Is one of your teeth causing you that kind of pain? If so, then a root canal might be exactly what you need. Despite what you may have seen on TV or in the movies, this procedure is safe, effective, and virtually-painless. For Dr. Redmond, it’s actually one of the best tools he has for relieving extreme dental pain and saving teeth that would otherwise need to be extracted!
A root canal usually becomes necessary when the dental pulp, or interior nerve of a tooth, has developed an infection. This can be the result of a longstanding cavity or a crack in the enamel, but in either case, dental pain is usually the result! With a root canal, Dr. Redmond is able to remove this pulp, disinfect the tooth, and restore it using a custom-made crown. Local anesthetic ensures a patient remains completely comfortable the entire time, and afterward, the tooth can be trusted to look and function like normal for many years to come.