Dr. Tanner does not do root canals but can refer you to someone that does.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes
infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth
is cleaned and sealed. Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and
abscesses may form.
Root canals have a reputation for being painful, but the truth is, most of that pain comes before the
actual procedure, as the damage that makes the root canal necessary in the first place can cause
symptoms such as severe pain when chewing and prolonged sensitivity to hot/cold temperatures.
In reality, the root canal procedure involves about as much pain as having a filling placed.
If you are experiencing toothache or any kind of discomfort, Dr. Tanner would love to schedule an
appointment to examine your tooth and determine whether or not a root canal is needed.