A root canal can cause anxiety and fear in patients when recommended by Dr. Freano, but a root canal is often the best way to preserve a natural tooth and prevent further damage to your smile. Dr. Freano will choose to save a natural tooth with root canal therapy whenever possible because it provides many benefits for long term dental health.
Dr. Freano and his staff work with patients to ensure their comfort during a root canal, which is typically no more painful than a dental filling.
About the Root Canal Procedure
A root canal involves removing the diseased tissue inside of the tooth called “pulp”, cleaning it out , filling it with a biocompatible material, and resealing the tooth to prevent further infection. In most cases, the diseased tissue is the source of tooth pain and the root canal relieves the pain while restoring the tooth.
When necessary to strengthen a severely damaged or diseased tooth, Dr. Freano may recommend a dental crown for lasting results. If he is unable to save the tooth, Dr. Freano will need to extract the tooth and then replace it with a dental implant. Learn more about the benefits of dental implants.