What is a root canal?

A root canal, also known as root canal treatment, is a treatment that repairs the inner portion of your tooth where your dental pulp, tooth nerves, and root canal system are located. When exposed to decay or damage, this sensitive area can develop a painful infection that can eventually kill the tooth. In order to save your tooth, Dr. Romeo and Dr. Cardenas can offer you and your family a gentle root canal in Macclenny, Florida.

Do root canals hurt?

Contrary to popular belief, root canals do not have to hurt. Our dentists are gentle, kind, and work with great skill to ensure you have a positive experience. We use sedation and anesthesia based on your needs to numb the tooth and help you feel calm. After opening the tooth, we carefully clean it out and fill it with an inert material. To seal the tooth, we use a dental filling or dental crown depending on how much of your original tooth structure remains. Our caring team will guide you through each step of the process and answer any questions you may have. If you are experiencing severe tooth pain, you may be in need of a root canal and we invite you to call our dental office today to learn more.