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Root canal therapy is the treatment of choice for patients who have a severely infected or decaying tooth. This involves situations in which the inner portion of the tooth has been damaged or compromised in some way. Unfortunately, the central tooth pulp is the area where the sensitive nerves reside. Therefore, patients can be in excruciating pain when an infection has penetrated this sensitive area of the tooth. To bring you out of pain and save your infected tooth, an endodontic procedure called a root canal is typically recommended.

If you associate root canals with pain or fear, you are not alone. However, you should know that the procedure itself is not painful or anything to be afraid of. In fact, modern root canal therapy involved advanced anesthetics and only one appointment, compared to the 2-3 visits required in the past. Most patients report that their root canal therapy was no more painful than getting a dental filling.

Root Canals Relieve Pain Not Induce Pain

During your root canal procedure, we will carefully remove the infected pulp of your tooth. We will sanitize the canal and inner tooth area and seal it off for future protection. In some cases, a custom crown may be needed to ensure the tooth regains optimal strength and integrity. Once the infected nerves are removed, pain relief should be immediate. If a root canal is neglected or put off, a tooth extraction may be required, which will eventually lead to the need for tooth replacement or a dental implant. This is a much more invasive and costly treatment compared to root canal therapy.

If you are experiencing pain from an infected tooth, don’t suffer any longer. Call Hollon Dental for painless root canal therapy today. We can bring you out of pain and save your natural smile!

Posted on behalf of Hollon Dental, LLC

100 S University Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36608

Phone: (251) 862-1937


Monday - Wednesday: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday, Saturday and Sunday: closed

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John R.

Friendly staff, Great hygienists, and awesome dentist. Highly recommend all around.

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I always enjoy my visit! Everyone is friendly and accommodating. I especially enjoy my hygienist who is very entertaining while my teeth are being cleaned. I believe the low key approach by Dr Hollon fits me just right. More like talking to a friend than a doctor. Keep up the great work!

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Dr Hollon is probably the best dentist I've ever been to. He was very attentive to my needs and as gentle as you can be when pulling a tooth. His staff was excellent in what they do and very friendly. I have found my new dentist!!

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