5738 Sunnybrook Drive, Sioux City, IA 51106
According to the American Association of Endodontists, root canal therapy is the most feared dental procedure of all. That’s not surprising; in our society, root canals have been characterized as being excruciating and unbearable. Despite this stigma, root canal therapy is actually a pain-free, quick and relatively comfortable procedure. In fact, it relieves your pain and can prevent more complicated oral issues down the road. Here at Family Dental Care of Sioux City, we can put your fears at ease.
A "root canal" is a term used to describe the natural cavity in the center of a tooth. This area contains a soft area known as the pulp chamber that houses the nerves. If this area becomes irritated or infected due to cavities, trauma or decay, root canal therapy is necessary. If left untreated, the infection can cause an abscess, which can lead to swelling of the face and neck and bone loss around the roots of teeth.
In years past, root canal treatments would take multiple long visits. Thanks to advances in technology and technique, most patients can have the procedure can be completed in a single visit. In the treatment:
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, please call our office to schedule a consultation for root canal therapy.