Effective Root Canals from Skilled Dentists
Chronic tooth pain is oftentimes a sign that an issue is present below the surface and is causing inflammation or infection in the roots of the tooth. Modern root canal therapy is the only way we can prevent any bacteria from spreading and save your tooth from decay or extraction. We are experienced in providing comfortable and effective root canal therapy, and we have helped many patients return to comfort by correctly treating and restoring health and strength back to their teeth. A root canal is a relatively simple procedure and, with sedation, a virtually painless procedure we perform routinely. If you receive timely treatment for your tooth pain, it ultimately leads to us saving your natural tooth!
Why Do I Need a Root Canal?
Infection of dental pulp within a tooth can result from injury, untreated decay, flawed fillings, or other such issues that allow bacteria to infiltrate the pulp chamber. Chronic tooth pain is a direct result of this infection, which can also cause tender or swollen gums, tooth discoloration, and sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. Root canal therapy not only relieves tooth pain (that will not resolve on its own), but saves your tooth from extraction and keeps the infection from overtaking your tooth and spreading to other areas in your mouth and body. Our root canal treatment is only recommended after a complete oral examination and x-rays deem it necessary. If we suggest this treatment, it is because it is the most ideal way we can stop your tooth pain and bring your natural tooth back to a healthy state.
Benefits of Root Canal Therapy
- Eliminate tooth pain
- Halt bacterial spread
- Remove infection and decay
- Restore tooth function
- Improve tooth color
Our Root Canal Process
Our root canal therapy always begins with a local anesthetic that numbs the area to be treated, with additional sedation available if necessary. After the tooth is fully numb, we create an opening in the top of the tooth and use specialized tools to clean the damaged pulp from the tooth roots and reshape the chambers. Next, we sanitize and sterilize the tooth roots and fill the chambers with hardening material called gutta-percha. Finally, we seal the opening and place a temporary dental crown until the final, custom dental crown is ready. With decay cleared from the tooth and the tooth restored with a strong crown, you will be able to bite and chew comfortably, and expose your teeth to hot and cold temperatures without any tooth pain!