According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canal therapy is the most feared dental procedure of all. That's not surprising; in our society, root canals have been characterized as being excruciating and unbearable.
What is a Root Canal?
A "root canal" is a term used to describe the natural cavity in the center of a tooth. This area contains a soft area known as the pulp chamber that houses the nerve. If this area becomes irritated or infected due to cavities, trauma or decay, root canal therapy is necessary. If left untreated, the infection can cause an abscess, which can lead to swelling of the face and neck and bone loss around the roots of teeth.
Despite this stigma, with Dr Calvin Tae Nam a root canal therapy is actually a pain-free, quick and relatively comfortable procedure. In fact, it relieves your pain and can prevent more complicated oral issues down the road. Here at Grace Dental Image Center, we can put your fears at ease.