Twickenham Family Dentistry
Dr. Brian Cook

I’ve heard root canals are painful. How bad will it hurt?

At Twickenham Family Dentistry, your root canal in Huntsville, AL will take some time to complete, but it will not be especially painful.Woman getting root canal in Huntsville al

Painful root canals are the ones performed when the patient has an active root infection. In our dental office, our Huntsville, AL dentist, Dr. Brian Cook, addresses the infection before beginning your root canal therapy. During therapy, you can let Dr. Cook know if you are uncomfortable, and he will address the problem immediately.

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Root canal therapy is a tooth-saving treatment performed on a root-infected tooth. Your Huntsville, AL dentist makes sure the area is numb, and then he removes the infected root and pulp. He follows this therapy with an antibacterial agent to promote healing and a temporary filling to close off the area. At your next appointment, Dr. Cook may recommend a tooth crown in Huntsville, AL if the root infection compromised the stability of your tooth.

A dental crown is a cover that fits over an existing tooth. It is shaped and shaded to match your surrounding teeth, absorbs bite impact, and allows you to enjoy your favorite foods without worry.  

We serve patients in Madison, Meridianville, Moores Mill, New Market, New Hope, Lacey's Spring, Arab, Hazel Green, Gurly, and all surrounding locations.

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