Advanced Technology for Virtually Painless Treatment
Modern dentistry has come a long way in terms of root canals. If you are concerned about the pain associated with a root canal, rest assured that Dr. Whatley can ensure that your root canal in Mobile, AL, and the Semmes, West Mobile, and Theodore, AL, areas is entirely painless. We also offer relaxation options if you feel nervous prior to your procedure, and we help minimize any discomfort after you return home, too. At our office, your comfort is our priority!
What Is a Root Canal?
If tooth decay is minimal, a small filling will be required, but if the decay is extensive, a root canal is necessary. A root canal gently removes the nerve and pulp of a damaged tooth to prevent further damage to the surrounding teeth and gums. By removing the infected tissue, Dr. Whatley is able to salvage the tooth and preserve its structure.
Although the procedure is referred to as a root canal, the root itself is not removed. Only the soft tissue from inside the structure gets removed.
What Causes Infected Pulp?
- A deep cavity
- Injury to the tooth, with or without visible damage
- Repeated dental procedures
- A broken tooth
Are Root Canals Painful?
Usually, a root canal is a simple procedure with little or no discomfort. The treatment takes between one to three visits to our office. If you continue to maintain good oral hygiene after your root canal, your restored tooth could last a lifetime.
If you find yourself nervous about the prospect of a root canal, tell our team. We want you to feel comfortable and have a pain-free experience, and we will work with you to ensure your entire visit with us is stress-free.
Learn More About Treatment for Root Canals in Mobile, AL & the Semmes, West Mobile & Theodore, AL, Areas
- Discuss Your Goals
- Digital X-Rays As Needed
- Complete Exam
- Discuss Your Options
During your appointment, we will take the time to explain our treatment process, flexible payment options, and answer any questions you may have. We look forward to bringing out your best smile!