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Alan Paul Friz, DDS | Root Canal in Huntingburg

Family and Implant Dentistry of Huntingburg, LLC


1411 N Chestnut Street                                                         
Huntingburg, IN 47542                                                         


Root Canal




Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerve (inside part) of the tooth.  When a tooth becomes infected it is usually related to the nerve of the tooth. The infected nerve needs to be removed. If left untreated an infected tooth can  abscess, which is a much more serious problem.

As a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Friz has remained current on proper endodontic procedures.  Dr. Friz has been performing root canal procedures for over 32 years, with very good success.  When a tooth is in need of treatment, first the area around the tooth is numbed with a local anesthetic.  Dr. Friz will then  create an opening in the tooth to get access to  the nerve tissue. He will then be able to remove the infected tissue and clean the canal. After the infected tissue has been removed, the tooth is filled with a sealant. It is highly recommended that after a  tooth  has undergone  root canal treatment, that the tooth  is fitted with a crown.

"Root canal" has become a scary term for dental patients to hear, but the benefits of the procedure and advances in dental technology have made it much less "scary". Local anesthetics and proper pain medication allow the procedure to be performed with little to no discomfort in most cases. There may be some soreness following the procedure.   Dr Friz will prescribe an antibiotic and possibly pain medication, although over the counter pain medication may be adequate. The procedure will  relieve you from pain caused by the infected nerve tissue allowing you to keep your natural tooth. If you are experiencing pain contact Dr. Friz today.

Huntingburg Dentist | Root Canal. Alan Friz is a Huntingburg Dentist.