Root Canal Treatment
Isn’t that the most painful thing in the world?
“Root canal” is this voodoo word that everyone avoids like the plague.
Truth is, this is the only way to save a tooth when it starts to hurt from nerve infection. The procedure itself is painless and can be as easy as a filling.
All the horror stories are from those who only came to the dentist after the infection became severe.
The procedure is typically done over 2 visits: one to get you out of pain, and a second where the infection gets cleaned up. Finally, a porcelain crown is recommended to protect the weakened tooth from splitting apart.
Just because a tooth is aching doesn’t mean it necessarily needs a root canal treatment. We can recommend the most appropriate treatment for your condition!
Frequently Asked Questions
The root canal procedure is completed in two separate visits to ensure that the tooth is thoroughly cleaned out, sealed up, and protected from further damage.
Most dentists will recommend waiting to eat until your teeth and gums no longer feel numb after the root canal. This usually lasts a few hours. It’s important not to eat immediately after a root canal because your gums, and sometimes your tongue, are somewhat numb.
A dental crown after a root canal provides reinforcement to your tooth and restores its health and functionality. Although adding a dental crown is not necessary after every root canal procedure, all root canal procedures need tooth reinforcement. Contact us to learn if you require one.
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