Root Canal Therapy

Root canal treatment is an often straightforward procedure that can be completed in a single appointment to relieve dental pain and save your teeth. With today’s advanced analgesics and technology, the entire process can be done comfortably with little to no pain.

Reasons for Getting a Root Canal

Typically, a root canal is needed when there is inflammation or infection in the root(s) of a tooth.

Process of a Root Canal

During a root canal, your doctor will simply clean out the diseased or infected area, fill with a biologically inert substance, and seal it from further infection.

Post-Root Canal Care

Some patients may experience post-procedural soreness or slight tissue inflammation, but these are controllable with over-the-counter analgesics. Follow-up care involves thorough home hygiene, as well as regular dental visits for cleanings and checkups.


Aren’t root canals invasive and painful?

Gone are the days of the root canals your parents and/or grandparents would talk about. Thanks to technological advances and updated techniques, root canals are much easier and less painful than they used to be.

What are some signs I may need a root canal?

Symptoms of an infected tooth root are often pretty difficult to ignore. Common signs include:


Severe toothache


Tooth discoloration


Pronounced sensitivity to temperature changes


Swelling or tenderness of nearby gums

You don’t have to live with tooth pain.

Come visit the team at University General Dentists, today! We’ll discuss the root canal process with you and cover any questions or concerns you may have. Give us a call to schedule your appointment.