Root Canals

Root canal therapy is a dental procedure to treat infection at the center of a tooth (the root canal system). This treatment is essential for saving a tooth that might need removal. It involves removing the infected or damaged pulp, cleaning and disinfecting the inner chambers, and filling and sealing the space to prevent further infection. Root canal therapy is known for its high success rate and ability to preserve the natural tooth.

Benefits of Root Canal Therapy

  • Pain Relief: Root canal therapy effectively alleviates pain caused by tooth pulp infection or inflammation.
  • Saves Natural Teeth: The procedure saves a tooth that might otherwise need extraction, maintaining your natural smile and bite.
  • Prevents Spread of Infection: By treating the infection, root canal therapy helps prevent it from spreading to other teeth or the jawbone.
  • Restores Normal Function: After treatment, the tooth can function normally for biting and chewing.
  • Aesthetic and Functional Restoration: The tooth is often restored with a crown or filling for protection, improving its appearance.

Are You a Candidate for Root Canal Therapy?

Candidates for root canal therapy typically have a tooth with significant decay, a large filling, or a crack or chip that has allowed bacteria to infect the pulp. Symptoms may include severe toothache, sensitivity, swelling, and tooth discoloration. Our dental team will conduct a thorough examination to determine if root canal therapy is the appropriate treatment.

The Process of Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy usually requires one or more visits. The procedure involves numbing the tooth, making a small opening in the crown, removing the infected or inflamed pulp, and cleaning, shaping, and disinfecting the canals. The canals are then filled and sealed. A crown or filling is often placed to restore the tooth’s shape and functionality.

Caring for Your Tooth Post-Treatment

After root canal therapy, practicing good oral hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing, is essential. Avoid chewing on hard foods with the treated tooth until the tooth is fully restored. Regular dental checkups are also crucial for maintaining the health of the treated tooth and your overall oral health.

Advanced Care for Optimal Results

Our dental practice employs advanced techniques and technologies in root canal therapy to ensure precise, comfortable, and effective treatment. We prioritize patient comfort and work meticulously to preserve your natural tooth and restore its health and function.

Take the Next Step

If you’re having dental pain, please schedule a consultation with us. We are here to provide comprehensive care, alleviate your discomfort, and help you maintain a healthy and functional smile. Trust in our expertise to guide you through root canal therapy and achieve the best possible outcome for your dental health.