Root Canal in Richmond, VA

Sometimes, tooth decay enters into the pulp of a tooth and infects it. As the pulp attempts to fight this it infections, it has the desire to swell. Due to the fact there is no room for it to swell, the tissue dies instead of healing. The purpose of a root canal is to remove the infected or dead tissue and allow the tooth to heal.

Fortunately, root canal treatments aren’t typically painful for patients. In some cases, the pulp tissue has already died so there is no need for novocain. However, if you undergo a root canal and are nervous or anxious, sedation dentistry can make the procedure more comfortable for you. The most common signs and symptoms that you may require a root canal include:

  • Moderate to severe tooth pain that lingers when drinking cold or hot liquids
  • Moderate to severe pain when biting a tooth
  • A toothache that wakes you up at night
  • Shooting pain from one area of the mouth to another
  • A pimple on your gum that may dispense blood or pus

Here at River Run Dental, we know that many patients are hesitant to get a root canal because they believe it will be painful or uncomfortable. That’s why, we offer a spa-like environment that can help you feel relaxed before, during, and after the procedure. We offer sparkling water, aromatherapy to help you feel like you’re at a spa rather than in a dentist’s office getting a root canal.

Contact River Run Dental Today

If you are in need of a root canal and searching for a dentist office that will ensure your treatment is relaxing, rather than stressful, you owe it to yourself to schedule an appointment at our office. Call us at 804-886-3157 today.