Here at Greenfield Family Dentistry, we are proud to offer same-day root canals for our patients. Root canals are performed when a filling or other treatment does not work to repair and save teeth that are infected or decayed. Dr. Edward Garry also performs root canals on teeth that have suffered damage from blunt force trauma.
When performing a root canal, we remove the dead nerve from your tooth by cleaning out the canals in your dental roots; however, we do not stop there. We also seal off the nerve to prevent another infection from happening, and to prevent an abscess from forming around your tooth.
If you have an infected tooth and do not get a root canal, the tooth decay or infection will just continue to get worse. It may even go deep into your gums, which can be quite painful. You may also notice swelling and discomfort.
If you have a painful tooth, it is important to see a dentist as soon as you can. The longer you wait, the more treatment you may require. You may also be in pain until we are able to fix the problem.
If you have any questions about root canals in Greenfield, Indiana, please do not hesitate to contact us today at 317-462-1252.