Root Canal Treatment
When nerves in your teeth are damaged or infected, root canals provide long term relief. Root canals alleviate pain and save teeth. During root canal treatment, Dr. Houlik removes infected tissue and then cleans and shapes the root canal before filling it.
Treating Infection and Inflammation
Patients typically need a root canal when there is inflammation or infection in the roots of a tooth. Caused by different factors, treatment is essential. Left untreated, inflammation and infection cause pain and will lead to an abscess.
Schedule an appointment with Dr. Houlik if you are experiencing persistent or intermittent tooth pain. The nerves of your tooth may have been damaged or become infected. Root canal treatment is a straightforward procedure to relieve dental pain and save damaged teeth.
Root Canals for Relief
If chewing and biting causes severe pain, a root canal may help. This procedure is also used to treat cracked teeth and extreme sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. If you have swollen, tender or darkening gums, make an appointment with Houlik Family Dentistry as soon as possible.