"Restore your smile without pain."The current dentistry is conservative, because we know that nature is wise and we want the life of your teeth to be very long. Whenever the treatment is viable, we will try to save your tooth by performing a root canal. We resort to it when there is a very deep caries that affects the nerve or after suffering a traumatism. The tooth that needs a root canal does not have to hurt. Sometimes you will notice small momentary discomforts, others a prolonged and intense pain when exposed to heat or cold, when chewing or biting. And on other occasions, you will not notice anything! So do not trust yourself and go to your biannual reviews to make sure everything is perfect in your mouth.
Does the root canal procedure hurt?
Absolutely. “To kill the nerve”, although it seems contradictory, will not hurt you.
Of course, it is a laborious treatment, and it is necessary to apply an adequate anesthetic technique during the procedure to avoid discomfort.
How will I know if I need a root canal?
Symptoms may vary. Sometimes you will notice small momentary discomfort, other prolonged and intense pain with exposure to heat or cold, chewing or biting.
And on other occasions, you will not notice anything! Remember, you do not necessarily have a tooth ache to have your pulp affected.
In which cases do I need a root canal?
Normally, we recommend this type of treatment when the tooth pulp (what we usually call “the nerve”) is irreversibly damaged or infected due to cavities or other type of trauma.