Sullivan Dental Partners
Sullivan Dental Partners
Richard Sullivan
DDS, FICOI, FIALD
Richard Sullivan
DDS
Woman at Dentist | Root Canals Brentwood

Root Canals: Treat the Infection, Relieve the Pain

September 7, 2019
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Posted By: Sullivan Dental Partners
Man | Root Canals in Brentwood TN

Toothaches are one of the most uncomfortable feelings we can experience, and the pain of an infected or abscessed tooth can be agonizing. You know you should call your dentist, but you’re afraid you might need a root canal. You take a few ibuprofen to ease the toothache, which buys you a few hours at most. 

Why do we put ourselves through this? You may have general dental anxiety that gets worse when your Brentwood, TN dentist tells you that you need a root canal. But did you know that root canals relieve your pain, eliminate the infection, and save the tooth from extraction?

How Root Canal Infection Starts

Your tooth has a hard outer layer of enamel, and beneath it is a softer material called dentin. The area deep inside the tooth under these two layers is called the pulp chamber, and it carries the blood supply and nerves that keep the tooth alive.

The pulp can become infected by an untreated cavity, gum disease, or trauma to the tooth. You can try over-the-counter pain medications, but what you really need is a root canal to eliminate the infection. Without the procedure, you are in danger of losing the tooth.

Relief is a Phone Call Away

But your priority is to get out of pain, and the team at Sullivan Dental Partners can easily help you with a root canal at our Brentwood, TN dental office. 

As soon as we numb your mouth to begin, you’ll experience immediate pain relief. During the root canal, our gentle dentists remove the infected pulp, which also saves the tooth from extraction.

Save Yourself the Pain and Call Us Today

With the advanced dental techniques and technology available today, there’s no reason to fear root canals anymore. We’re also pleased to offer the benefits of sedation dentistry for patients who struggle with anxiety. 

We’ve performed hundreds of root canals at Sullivan Dental Partners, and you can be confident you’re receiving the highest quality dental care. If you have a toothache, call us at (615) 373-1012, and we’ll try to see you the same day to provide the relief you desperately need.

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