Non Surgical Root Canal
What is a root canal?
A root canal is a simple treatment that can save a tooth when its pulp has become infected. The pulp is at the center of your tooth and is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Various symptoms of the infection may include visible injury or swelling of the tooth and sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth or gums.
How is a root canal performed?
Your doctor will begin by removing the damaged pulp and thoroughly cleaning and sealing the root(s) of the tooth. This therapy is usually completed in one or more visits, depending on the extent of the treatment required, and success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases.
We use local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, sedation options are available. Most our patients are able to drive home after treatment and comfortably return to normal activity right away.
What happens after root canal treatment?
When your root canal therapy has been completed, you will be scheduled for a follow-up restoration to be placed within a few weeks. It is rare for patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment; however, if a problem does occur, we are always available for follow up. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.