Root Canal Treatment - Preserving Your Natural Teeth

Root Canal Treatment at Jenkins Dental is a highly effective procedure for saving teeth that are infected or severely decayed. Our approach is focused on alleviating pain and preserving your natural tooth.

Root Canal

What Is a Root Canal and When Is It Necessary?

A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected. It involves removing the damaged area of the tooth (the pulp), cleaning and disinfecting it, and then filling and sealing it.

What Happens During a Root Canal Procedure?

The procedure starts with numbing the tooth. Then, an opening is made to access the pulp, which is removed. The inner chamber of the tooth is cleaned, shaped, and filled. Finally, the tooth is sealed and, in most cases, capped with a crown for protection.

Is a Root Canal Painful?

Modern root canal treatments are relatively painless and far less discomforting than the pain caused by an infected tooth. Local anesthesia ensures a comfortable experience.

How to Care for Your Tooth After a Root Canal?

After a root canal, it’s important to practice good oral hygiene. Avoid biting on hard foods until the treatment is fully completed. Regular dental visits are also crucial for the treated tooth's longevity.

Relieve Pain and Save Your Tooth with a Root Canal

Experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity? Contact Jenkins Dental for a consultation to see if a root canal is the right solution for you.