Does root canal treatment hurt?
In short, no. At our Gaithersburg dental office, we use the latest rotary endodontic instruments to quickly and accurately perform root canals to relieve rather than cause pain.
Why Root Canals?
Dr. Neil Daftary and Dr. Robert Zaner have performed hundreds of root canals to save our patients’ natural teeth. Root canal therapy is needed when an infection causes inflammation and painful symptoms. Without root canal treatment, extraction is sometimes the only other option. Replacing a missing tooth is more complicated and costly than saving an existing tooth, and often means more time in the dental chair.
At Lakeforest Dental Associates, we will present all available treatment options and information to ensure that you can make the best choice for yourself. If extraction becomes necessary, plenty of smile-saving tooth-replacement options will give you full function and modern esthetic results.
If you experience the following symptoms, we welcome you to give us a call, and we will evaluate your condition to determine if a root canal is necessary.
- Pain or a toothache
- Pressure, especially when lying down
- Swelling of the face, neck, jaw, or gums
- Discolored tooth
- A small pimple on the gums
- Foul taste in the mouth
Dental Exams in Gaithersburg MD
For painless root canal treatment, contact our Gaithersburg dental office to arrange an emergency dental exam.