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Blog - Root Canals

Are Root Canals Painful?

Brunette woman sits in a dental chair before root canal therapy in Fredericksburg, VA

For many patients, root canals are the scariest dental treatment they can think of. Movies and TV shows depict the procedure as painful and intimidating. Thankfully, modern root canals are not something to worry about! In fact, you’ll feel much more comfortable after your treatment since it will eliminate the cause of your pain.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

Inside each tooth, there’s a soft center full of nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue. This soft bundle is called the pulp. Root canal therapy is a treatment for when a tooth’s pulp becomes inflamed or infected due to injury or tooth decay. Pulp inflammation and infection can cause pain, sensitivity, and ...

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Root Canal Therapy FAQ

Brunette young woman smiles brightly after root canal therapy while standing in a green and yellow meadow

If you need root canal therapy, you may feel worried because you've read or heard negative things concerning the procedure. Here, we’ll explain what root canal therapy is and debunk some common myths.

What Is Root Canal Therapy?

If bacteria has reached the inside of your tooth and damaged the sensitive pulp and nerve, you'll need root canal therapy. This is a procedure that is used to preserve a damaged tooth that is badly decayed and/or infected. An abscess is when a small pocket of pus develops from an infection. ...

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