You have probably grimaced when a friend tells you that they have to go see their Fort Collins dentist because they discovered that they need a root canal. What your friend probably didn’t tell you is that they are likely currently feeling a lot of pain. When a root canal is needed, the soft, fleshy part of the inside of the tooth is dying off because of decay or infection. This often impacts the root and nerve of the tooth, and can be excruciatingly painful for the person experiencing it.
While those who come in for a root canal may experience some awkwardness and discomfort during the procedure, most leave feeling a lot of relief. This is because a root canal removes the dead nerve and pulp so that it no longer causes pain. Here at Rocky Mountain Dental Care, we want you to be as educated as possible about your teeth, and would much rather help you maintain your teeth so that you never need a root canal or any other major procedure.