Root Canal Therapy

Saving your teeth is a better choice than extracting them!

Most people have pre-conceived notions that root canal treatment is filled with pain and discomfort. In fact, root canal therapy doesn’t cause pain. It actually relieves it! Advances in dental technology have made root canal therapy virtually a pain-free experience. We, at Alliance Dental Specialists will be able to diagnose and use our many years of experience to successfully treat your infected tooth.

When the inside, or pulp of a tooth becomes infected, you feel pain. Removing the pulp (blood vessels, nerves, and connective tissue) inside your tooth will only affect your perception of hot and cold but your tooth will survive.

Common symptoms of a root canal infection include:

  • Sharp, acute and intense pain
  • Sharp pain when biting down
  • Lingering pain after eating hot or cold foods
  • Dull ache and pressure
  • Tenderness and swelling in the nearby gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your family dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, our Alliance endodontic specialists will inform you at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment.