When your tooth’s dental pulp becomes damaged or the nerve becomes infected, it can be extremely painful. We work hard to take care of our patients, and Dr. Tatum & Dr. Cox are here to eliminate your pain and give you the comfort you deserve by providing root canal treatment in Opelika, Alabama.

Root canal treatment is required when your tooth needs saving. If you suffer from the following symptoms, we invite you to come into Tatum & Cox as soon as you can:

• Severe toothache when you chew or apply pressure to your tooth
• Darkening of your tooth
• Swelling and tenderness in the nearby areas
• A recurring pimple on the nearby gums
• Prolonged sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures

Root canal treatment has the reputation of being painful, but our team is proud to offer a painless and effective method of treatment. It will first begin with your dentist numbing the tooth and surrounding area with a local anesthetic. When you are ready, your dentist will drill a hole into your tooth and will remove the pulp, bacteria, and nerve tissue from the tooth. Once your tooth is free from harmful substances, your dentist will thoroughly clean your tooth and insert medications to promote healing. Then, we will fill the tooth, layer by layer, with a dental filling. If it is needed, we will place a crown over your tooth.

To eliminate the throbbing pain you feel, call our office now!