Root Canals – Saratoga Springs, NY

Pain Relief That Can Save Your Tooth

If you’ve experienced structural damage to your tooth from decay or an infected root, you might be feeling extreme pain or gum sensitivity. It’s possible you need a root canal to alleviate your discomfort. Our dental experts at Springs Dental are highly trained and experienced in performing comfortable, safe, and effective root canals in our Saratoga Springs, NY dental office. Reach out to us by calling the dental office or booking an appointment online today.

Man with healthy smile after root canal therapy

Why Choose Springs Dental for Root Canals?

  • Relaxing Nitrous Oxide Sedation Available
  • Same-Day Dental Appointments for Emergencies
  • Positive, Upbeat Dental Team

What Are Root Canals?

Animated inside of a healthy tooth that does not need a root canal

A root canal is a common dental procedure that removes the diseased tissue from the inside of an infected tooth, relieves pain, and ultimately saves the tooth from needing to be extracted. Although the structure and appearance of your tooth are mostly intact, your toothache is caused by pressure from a decayed root within. That’s why it’s important to see your dentist at Springs Dental when you feel pain.

When Are Root Canals Necessary?

Woman with a toothache holding cheek before root canal therapy

Typically, signs of needing a root canal are fairly evident. They might include:

  • Pain when chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks
  • Gum inflammation
  • Bumpy gums around the tooth
  • Tooth darkening

If you find yourself experiencing tooth pain, contact our team at Springs Dental right away. A root canal may be the exact treatment you need.

What Are Root Canals Like?

Model of tooth showing results of root canal therapy

At your appointment, your exam might include an X-ray to reveal a cavity or crack. Before your procedure, we will administer a local anesthetic and other sedation options if requested. A dentist will then use special instruments to remove the infected material in your root. The area is then cleaned and replaced with a biocompatible filling. The last step is to place a dental crown over the treated tooth to seal and protect it.

Are Root Canals Painful?

Woman smiling at dentist and dental team member during root canal treatment

Understandably, you might feel a bit anxious about root canals, but at Springs Dental, our dentists use modern anesthetics to ensure a pain-free experience. After your procedure, you might feel some sensitivity and soreness for a few days, but over-the-counter pain medications can be taken. If you’re having pain that is interfering with your daily routine, see our dentist at Springs Dental. We can examine your tooth and give you an accurate diagnosis.