Just like other parts of our body, sometimes our teeth need extra care to keep them healthy. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, you may need root canal therapy to clean out an infection and protect your tooth from future damage. Dr. Patel is an excellent dentist with high expertise in dental care treatments. You can trust our Hayward practice to deliver effective and painless root canal therapy in a caring environment.

A root canal procedure involves the removal of damaged dental pulp (or tooth nerves) in order to eradicate an infection. A dental infection, or abscess, at the end of the tooth root can cause considerable discomfort and unbearable pain for many patients. During root canal therapy, Dr. Patel will remove the diseased pulp and disinfect the canal from harmful bacteria. Next, the canal is sealed and a dental crown is placed on top to fully restore the function and form of your tooth. Teeth that have had root canal therapy are equipped to maintain optimal health for many years to come.

Root Canals Are Not Painful - Infected Teeth Are Painful!

Contrary to popular belief, root canal therapy is not painful. The discomfort and pain you feel when your tooth is infected is far worse than the root canal procedures itself. In fact, patients report that root canal therapy is no more painful than getting a dental filling.

When a tooth is broken or severely decayed, bacteria is allowed to enter the canals of the tooth and infect the tooth. If left untreated, the tooth may need to be completely removed. In essence, a root canal saves your natural tooth and can help you prevent more costly tooth replacement options.

At Cosmetic Dentistry of Hayward, we have adopted the latest dental technology to ensure your root canal is as painless as possible. With our options in sedation dentistry and our comfort injection techniques using the anesthesia wand, patients can truly relax during restorative treatments.

If you are suffering from constant or severe dental pain or have sensitivity and swelling surrounding a tooth, please contact our office right away. If it is determined that you need root canal therapy, you can trust our Hayward practice for comfortable and rewarding care. A root canal is one of the most effective ways to relieve your pain and save your tooth.