What is a root canal?

Root canal treatment, commonly called a root canal, is an endodontic treatment offered by Dr. Valerie H. Musial. Endodontics is the specialized branch of dentistry that focuses on treating the dental pulp and tooth nerves located inside of your tooth. As your tooth enamel breaks down from decay, infection can reach this sensitive area and cause irreparable damage. Our talented dental team provides root canal treatments to protect your smile and improve your overall oral health.


Does a root canal hurt?

Contrary to popular belief, root canal treatments are relatively painless and easy to complete. Generally, it only takes one or two visits to our dental office to complete a root canal.  Performed while your tooth and gums are numbed, we will remove all of the infected portion of your tooth and thoroughly sanitize the area. The inside of your tooth is filled with a strong, rubber-like material and then sealed with a filling or crown, based on your individual needs. Our dental team provides root canal treatment to ensure your smile stays healthy and strong. For more information, we welcome you to contact us at Musial Dental Center. We are excited to help you achieve the healthy smile of your dreams.