The words “root canal” don’t always inspire happy, relaxing thoughts. When it comes to scary procedures, root canals are typically near the top of the list. But they aren’t all bad! Root canals are necessary to save your damaged tooth. It’s a preventive measure to avoid tooth extraction in the future. 

Do you have a pesky tooth that may need a root canal? We’re here to help! Call Darel Moss DDS & Associates today at 617-397-3958 for an appointment in Brookline, MA. 

What’s a Root Canal?

Instead of removing a damaged or infected tooth entirely, a root canal is a procedure that allows your dentist to clean the inside of your tooth. 

Inside each tooth in your mouth is a soft core, called the “pulp” of the tooth. Nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissues live in the pulp. When your tooth has a cavity or other damage, harmful bacteria can enter the pulp. Decaying material, advanced by bacteria, can cause an infection that will affect that tooth. If left untreated, that bacteria can spread to other places in your mouth — which causes even more pain and damage down the road. 

At Darel Moss DDS & Associates, we’re here to help! Our caring in-house endodontist will walk you through the procedure. We know every patient has their own unique dental health. We’ll give you X-rays to get to the root — literally — of your damaged tooth. When it’s time for the procedure, we’ll give you a local anesthetic to keep the root canal as pain-free as possible. Using small dental instruments, we’ll remove the decayed or infected pulp. 

While the words “root canal” can be scary, the procedure is no more painful than a filling. By getting rid of infection or damage through a root canal, you can avoid losing your tooth entirely!

I’m Still Anxious…

We understand. Root canals are often a big cause of dental anxiety for patients. 

At Darel Moss, DDS & Associates, we have two in-house specialists: an endodontist and a periodontist. An endodontist specializes in repairing tissues inside your mouth and diagnosing complex causes of tooth pain. A periodontist specializes in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of periodontal disease. This means that your root canal is in excellent hands!

If your dental anxiety still persists, we have a variety of options to help you feel safe, comfortable, and in control of your dental care. Relax with sedation in one of our private care rooms, and know that your team has 30 years of experience. We ensure that every patient feels as comfortable and understood as possible. 

The health of your mouth matters! If you’re in need of a root canal, you’ve found the right spot. We’ll also schedule you for two regular checkups a year to keep the rest of your teeth intact and in great shape. Call Darel Moss DDS & Associates today at 617-397-3958 for an appointment in Brookline, MA. You can also request an appointment online