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Root Canal

During your root canal procedure, we’ll focus on removing any infection surrounding your tooth and replacing any decayed areas with special dental filler. This will help keep your tooth and smile intact.

What is a root canal?

If your tooth is cracked, broken, or decaying, you could experience a serious dental infection in the center of your tooth, or the pulp. Without treatment, this infection can spread to your tooth root and cause your tooth to fall out. In the most serious of circumstances, the infection could even spread to other parts of your body.

Root canals, or endodontic treatments, are in-office dental procedures to remove infected tissue and prevent serious complications.

What are signs of a tooth infection?

You may have a tooth infection if you have symptoms like:

  • A swollen tooth

  • Painful teeth

  • Painful gums

  • Temperature sensitivity in the tooth

If you have these symptoms, you should always see a dentist quickly. A root canal can get rid of these symptoms.

What are the benefits of a root canal?

Root canals can improve your dental health and alleviate your painful symptoms.

The procedure can:

  • Alleviate pain caused by the infected tooth

  • Prevent you from losing the tooth by getting rid of the infection

How does a root canal work? 

Reliant Dental Group offers root canals as same-day procedures to save you another trip to the office. Our dentists will keep you comfortable by numbing the area around the tooth for the entirety of the process. Once the area is numb, the dentist will remove infected pulp and disinfect the inside of your tooth. Then, the tooth will be filled with a special biodegradable material. You now have a well functioning and healthy tooth.


Contact the Reliant Dental Group for dental work in the greater Boston area. We’re located in West Roxbury and eager to take your call!