Root Canal Treatment – Worcester, MA

Don’t Be Afraid to Save Your Smile

Dentist examining dental patient's smile after root canal treatment

Many people are nervous or afraid when they’re told that they need a root canal, but this is largely due to a misconception about the procedure. It’s thought to be painful, but in reality, the discomfort comes from the tooth infection that is being treated. The truth is that root canal treatment actually helps put a stop to your tooth pain for good, and it lets you keep your natural smile fully intact. If you have questions or concerns about root canal treatment in Worcester, MA, remember that you can always reach out to your helpful oral health experts at Community Dentists of Worcester; give us a call today to schedule a consultation.

Why Choose Community Dentists of Worcester for Root Canal Therapy?

  • Evening Appointments Available
  • Team That Puts Comfort First
  • Highly Trained, Knowledgeable Experts

What Happens During a Root Canal?

Model smile showing the results of root canal treatment

The root canal process is usually performed right away during an emergency dentistry visit. The procedure begins by numbing your mouth with a local anesthetic. This means that you won’t experience any discomfort during the actual root canal treatment. Once your mouth is numb, we will open your tooth so that we can access the inner portion where the pulp is located. The infected tissue is removed, and the inside of the tooth is thoroughly sanitized to ensure that there are no harmful bacteria remaining. The space is then filled with a biocompatible material called gutta-percha. To complete the root canal process, we will typically place a crown on the treated tooth. The strength that the crown provides will allow you to continue using the tooth normally.