For people with severe toothaches, the last thing they probably want to hear from their dentist is that they need a root canal, but this is often the best way to stop extreme dental pain! Dr. Christine Laster can use root canal therapy to not only provide fast relief for a hurting tooth but also save it from needing to be extracted. And, thanks to her experience and use of the latest analgesics, this procedure is safe, effective, and most of all, virtually painless. If you have the kind of toothache that is ruining your day, don’t delay giving us a call—you’ll wish you contacted us sooner afterward!
Inside every tooth is a bit of soft tissue called the dental pulp. In addition to multiple blood vessels, it also contains the sensitive inner nerve of a tooth. When exposed to bacteria, either due to a cavity or crack in the enamel, it can become infected, swell, and cause quite a lot of dental pain.
Thankfully, root canal therapy is specifically designed to handle this kind of problem. With this treatment, Dr. Laster can remove the pulp, clean the tooth, and restore it so it both looks normal and is able to function reliably within the smile for many years to come.