I Heard Root Canals Were…

added on: May 30, 2013

Uncomfortable? Inconvenient? At Riverview Dental Designs in Tuscaloosa, we do everything we can to make sure you’re relaxed, comfortable, and as pain-free as possible for all of our procedures, from filling a cavity, to periodontal therapy, to…root canal treatment!

Why would I need a root canal?

The pulp cavity and root canals of your tooth contain the blood vessels and nerves that your tooth needs to thrive. If these tissues become injured or diseased, infection can set in and will need root canal therapy.


How does Riverview Dental Designs perform root canals?

First, we remove the damaged or diseased tissue and thoroughly clean out all bacteria, infection, and debris. You may need time to heal, or in some cases, root canals can be completed in a day. The next step is to fill in and seal the tooth’s root canals. This helps keep infection from recurring.

Once the root canals have been filled, we’ll reinforce and protect your tooth by placing a porcelain crown over it. The result is that we’ve been able to preserve your natural tooth, always our first priority in any treatment.

Please call our dental office in Tuscaloosa at 205.210.4507 if you have any continual pain or discomfort in or around a tooth. We’ll get you in as soon as possible so we can begin to treat your tooth and stop the pain.