Endodontic therapy, or root canal therapy, have acquired a bad reputation as one of dentistry’s most painful procedures. That may have been true in years past, but modern advances have helped to ensure that a patient’s root canal can be as comfortable as a routine tooth extraction.
In performing a root canal, our dentists will remove infected or damaged pulp and nerves from the channel that is found within the tooth’s roots. The empty canal is then sterilized to kill any remaining bacteria and sealed with an inert rubber-like substance.
Using our modernized mechanical and rotary endodontics instruments, we can remove a tooth’s infected root much more quickly than with the manual tools. We are also able to clean and seal the canal in less time as well. Plus, that dreaded drilling noise is a thing of the past with rotary instruments.
Additionally, rotary endodontics require only local anesthetic to numb the surrounding area, speeding up recovery time for patients.
This technology allows our dentists to complete root canals in a single appointment. After the root canal is complete, your dentist will place a crown on the tooth to protect it from further damage.
Do I really need a root canal therapy ?
A root canal therapy is needed when decay, infection or damage to a tooth is so advanced that it has reached the tooth’s innermost structure, the chamber that houses the nerve and the pulp. Such damage can be caused by disease or trauma.
A root canal therapy can help to save a damaged or injured tooth, preventing the need for more costly tooth replacement procedures, should the tooth eventually be lost or need to be extracted.
Certain signs, such as a persistent toothache, tooth discoloration or extreme sensitivity to hot and cold, may indicate the need for a root canal. Patients who have noticed any of these symptoms should schedule an evaluation with the dentist to see if rotary endodontics might be a necessary treatment.
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