Today, root canal treatment can save your tooth! A root canal is a procedure with little or no discomfort involving one or two visits. Root canal treatment is needed when the "nerve" in the tooth becomes inflamed or infected. This can be caused from deep decay, a fracture or injury and repeated dental procedures.
Signs and symptoms can be prolonged sensitivity to temperature, discoloration of the tooth and swelling or tenderness around the gumline. In some cases, there may be no pain.
TREATMENT PLANNING Root canal (endodontics) treatment allows you to keep your tooth. First we will numb your tooth and then place a rubber dam over your tooth. This prevents anything from getting into your mouth. Next, the infected nerve pulp is carefully removed and the inside of your tooth is cleared, shaped and filled to seal the space. Afterwards, a crown is placed to protect the tooth and allow proper function. Root canal therapy can save your tooth and your smile!
POST OPERATIVE CARE
After the appointment it is possible to experience swelling and sensitivity to both temperature and pressure.
A temporary filling may be used to seal the tooth between visits
Be careful while eating until the final restoration is placed
The gum around the tooth and at the injection site may be tender
After endodontic treatment a full coverage crown is indicated to prevent your tooth from fracture.