Root Canals in Pikesville, MD
Are you suffering from an infected tooth?
A toothache caused by an infected tooth is often described as one of the worst pains a person can experience. In many instances, root canal treatment can be performed to alleviate this pain and allow you to save a tooth that has become infected. With recent technological advancements, the root canal procedure has become far more comfortable than in the past. Patients often compare the root canal visit of today to that of a filling. Our team understands that a toothache can greatly increase a patient's anxiety, so we ensure that your tooth is completely numb with local anesthesia and we also offer nitrous oxide ("laughing gas") to further relax you.
Emergencies tend to arrive at the most inconvenient times, so we always offer same day emergency appointments. Because we understand how debilitating a toothache can be, we strive to minimize the length of time our patients wait for treatment.
During root canal treatment the nerve in the tooth is removed, eliminating the pain and also the source of infection. The tooth is then properly repaired to seal it off from the oral environment. Often times a crown is recommended to stabilize and protect the newly treated tooth from breaking upon chewing food.