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Sullivan Dental Partners
Sullivan Dental Partners
Richard Sullivan
DDS, FICOI, FIALD
Richard Sullivan
DDS

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Root Canals

How can we help you?

We certainly don't expect you to be an expert on dental care, which is why we encourage your questions. Being informed about a procedure and why it's necessary helps you feel more confident when making decisions about your family's dental care. 

We've shared some of the questions we hear most often, but if you don't see yours here, please give us a call. A member of our team will be happy to find the answer you need or arrange a complimentary consultation with one of our doctors.

Root Canals

Tooth Pain | Root Canals in Brentwood TNIf your tooth has been diagnosed with an infection, two things are likely:

  1. You are probably in a lot of pain.
  2. You will need root canal therapy to preserve your tooth

Your tooth may have started off being sensitive to temperature, which means that decay was present and affecting it. When tooth decay progresses into the nerve of your tooth, the result is an infection, which causes the constant and severe pain that keeps you up at night. It is important to note that your dental infection will not go away without treatment, so please don't wait to contact your team at Sullivan Dental Partners thinking that it will get better on its own. 

What happens during a root canal?

Dr. Rick or Dr. Sully will remove the infection from your tooth during root canal therapy. This will not only relieve your pain, but also eliminate your infection so we can preserve your natural tooth structure. Because your tooth is not as strong as it was before, you will need to have it built up with a filling or crown after it has healed. 

Do you need more information about root canal treatment in Brentwood, TN? Are you experiencing dental pain? Contact Sullivan Dental Partners right away for more information or to schedule your next visit. 

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