Root canal therapy is a common and effective dental procedure, which helps patients to avoid future dental implants or bridges, if performed in a time. During a root canal treatment, dentist removes the bacteria dwelling in root canal by taking the infected pulp and removing it completely, subsequently filling and sealing it with gutta-percha, rubber-like material.
The pulp is the area of blood vessels, which can get easily infected or inflamed because of tooth trauma, cracks, or decay. The symptoms of root canal infection are swelling of tooth surrounding areas, tooth or temperature sensitivity.
Root canal therapy helps to save neighboring teeth and eliminate infection. Root canal treatment includes prior tooth and gum areas evaluation to ensure this would be the best course of treatment. If while consultation, we feel that root canal therapy is not in your best interest we will provide you with an alternative treatment option.
To keep our patients comfortable always use local anesthesia or general anesthesia if necessary or requested. Options of anesthesia will be discussed at the appointment. Root canal therapy is a common and typically successful treatment that helps us remove your diseased pulp, clean and disinfect the area.