How Root Canal Treatment Can Save Your Smile
One of the most commonly performed dental treatments, root canal treatment not only removes pain and infection from an injured or damaged tooth, in many cases, it helps patients avoid unnecessary tooth extraction.
What is a root canal and is it painful?
A treatment that dentists use to save a tooth that’s infected or damaged, the procedure involves removing the damaged tissue from inside the tooth, disinfecting the area, and then filling and sealing it.
While root canals are often thought to be a very uncomfortable procedure, the truth is that once dental anesthetic has been administered and takes effect, root canal treatment serves to remove pain from an affected tooth. Patients may experience some sensitivity following this procedure, but it’s typically short-lived and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medications.
Why might someone need a root canal?
While tooth decay is the leading cause of root canal system infection, a tooth chip, crack, fracture, damaged tooth pulp, or repeated dental procedures can also contribute to the need for root canal treatment.
How should a tooth that’s received a root canal be cared for?
To preserve and strengthen your tooth for as long as possible, our team will recommend that you consider covering it with a dental crown. When cared for daily with diligent oral hygiene practices and regular in-office checkups and cleanings, your restored tooth will have the potential to look and function well for many years.
Do you have additional questions about root canal treatment? Call our friendly team today!
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- Remove tooth pain
- Prevent the spread of infection
- Avoid tooth extraction with this restorative procedure
- Restore chewing function to your damaged tooth
- Prioritize your oral health!