What is a root canal?

Commonly called a root canal, root canal treatment is a type of endodontic therapy that is often recommended if the tooth pulp and nerves become infected or damaged. This may occur if injury or decay reach deep into the tooth, past the outer enamel layer. To restore the health of the tooth, our skilled dentists will remove the infected and injured tissues from within the tooth, clean the tooth, and fill it with a medicated material. They will then cap the tooth with a dental crown or filling to return the tooth to its original shape and structure. In most cases, a root canal in Springdale, Arkansas can be completed in only one or two comfortable visits to J. PARHAM DENTISTRY.

Does a root canal hurt?

Root canal treatment has a reputation for being a painful treatment. In reality, however, root canal treatment can often be completed with minimal discomfort thanks to advanced techniques, tools, and anesthesia.  Dr. Parham, along with our entire dental team, work hard to provide you with a pleasant, comfortable experience each time you visit our office. To learn more about root canal treatment, we welcome you to contact us today. We are committed to restoring your smile’s health.