Root canals are necessary to remove any infection from the root of your tooth. While they sound like an extensive treatment, they’re not! In fact, when done right, root canals can be as easy as getting a filling.
Some common signs you may need root canal treatment are:
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Root canals are an important dental procedure because they give us the chance to save your natural tooth. When you come in, here’s what our dentists will do:
The first step of a root canal is to remove the infected pulp of the tooth that’s causing pain. We know how scary it can be to go through any procedure, which is why we do whatever we can to make sure you’re comfortable. We apply an anesthesia to keep your mouth completely numbed, so shouldn’t feel a thing. If you do feel something during treatment, let us know right away.
Once the infected pulp has been removed, we’ll fill the tooth with a rubber-like substance. By sealing the tooth this way, we keep bacteria and infection out to make sure the root canal lasts.
The temporary crown is exactly that, temporary. We use temporary crowns to prevent bacteria and infection from getting into your tooth while we wait for a permanent crown to be made.
Once we’ve had a crown designed exactly for your teeth, we’ll bring you back to place a permanent crown on. Teeth can become brittle after a root canal is done, which is why we believe it’s so important to provide the protection your teeth need with a lab-made crown that perfectly mimics your natural tooth.
Our dentists are all skilled and trained to help the recovery process go as smoothly as possible. However, there are a few things to expect after treatment:
It’s completely normal to experience some sensitivity and discomfort the first few days after treatment. However, if you’re experiencing severe pain, swelling, or an uneven bite for more than a few days after treatment, give us a call, and we’d be happy to schedule an appointment to check out any problems you’re experiencing.
If you want to take care of your dental health, schedule an appointment with us today!