January 11, 2016
The phrase root canal sends many dental patients running for the door. Over the years root canal therapy, covered by the dental specialty endodontics (endo=inside, odont=tooth), has earned a reputation for being extremely painful. At Dr. Erik E. Utz’s Bowling Green dental practice, we want to set your mind at ease. Root canal therapy actually relieves the pain associated with infected dental pulp. Root canal therapy itself is relatively painless, and patients need very little, if any, time to recover following successful treatment. Typically completed in one to two visits, root canals restore smiles and protect natural dental structure.