Pain-Free Root Canals
in Marion, Iowa

Common infections such as cavities can cause nerve damage when they spread into a tooth. If left untreated, this infection can lead to severe pain and an abscess.

Root canal therapy involves removing the damaged nerve inside of the tooth, then sealing the canals to prevent reinfection. And despite what you might have seen in movies, endodontic therapy can be a great way to eliminate the root cause of tooth pain.

Cottage Grove Dental Care, Marion, IA, offers root canal therapy that is predictable and feels very similar to other dental procedures. Root canal therapy can address the pain of an infected tooth and give you relief when you most need it. In many cases, it’s the last option to preserve your natural tooth.

Endodontic treatment is an option if you have an abscessed or damaged tooth.

Root Canals Marion, IA

What to Expect During Root Canal Therapy

To ensure that you are comfortable throughout this treatment, our Marion dentists use effective medication to numb the tooth and surrounding tissues. The process is similar to other dental work you may have had in the past. Next, we will use precision tools to remove bacteria and infected tissue through a small opening in the tooth. After the root canal is sealed off, we will recommend placing a crown over the tooth to protect the brittle enamel that’s left behind.

Do I Need a Root Canal?

When decay or damage extends deep enough into a tooth that the nerve is involved, endodontic therapy is necessary. We will use special diagnostic resources to determine if your tooth is cracked or abscessed. Pain may or may not be present.

Reserve an Exam

Endodontic therapy is a safe, proven process for preserving natural teeth. For an appointment with Dr. Matthew Sieverding or Dr. Connie Miller, call our Marion, Iowa office today.

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