Saving Damaged Natural Teeth
A root canal procedure is sometimes required in order to help save a tooth from extraction. The process involves the removal of any infected or damaged tissue, such as blood vessels and nerves, from the interior of the tooth. This helps to preserve the health of the tooth and prevent the need for extraction.
During the procedure, your dentist will clean and disinfect the inner chamber of the tooth, before filling it with medicated material to protect against further infection. The final step is typically to place a dental restoration, such as a crown, over the treated tooth to provide added protection and strength.
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Why a Root Canal May Be Suggested
A root canal procedure may be an option for those experiencing dental pain and facing the prospect of loosing a natural tooth. Not only does it alleviate symptoms, but also works to help prevent the immediate need for more extensive dental procedures.
Through the process of removing the decaying and contaminated matter from within the tooth, your dentist is able to stop the progression of infection and maintain the healthy portion of the tooth.
Gone are the days of dreading root canals due to painful past experiences. The majority of patients today report minimal discomfort during the procedure. With appropriate care, a tooth that has undergone a root canal treatment can last a lifetime.
Signs You May Need a Root Canal
If you are experiencing any of the signs or symptoms below, contact us. Our dental team can work with you to diagnose the problem and provide you with appropriate treatment options.
- Severe toothache pain
- Sensitivity to hot and cold
- Swelling and/or tenderness
- An abscess (or pimple) on the gums