A root canal is a dental procedure aimed at saving a severely infected or decayed tooth. During the procedure, the pulp and nerves inside your tooth are removed, and then the inside of your tooth is cleaned, disinfected, and sealed.
While a root canal is a serious dental procedure, it’s fairly routine and painless. The team at Gables Family Dental ensures you’re comfortable throughout the entire procedure.
You may need a root canal for numerous reasons. Some of the most common include:
Repeated dental procedures to the same tooth may also increase your risk of needing a root canal.
If you’re experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, it may be a sign that there’s something wrong with your tooth and you should schedule an appointment at Gables Family Dental. Ignoring the signs won’t make them go away, and if you do have an infection, it may get worse and lead to more serious issues.
Gables Family Dental wants to make you feel as comfortable as possible during your root canal procedure. To begin, your dentist first numbs the area around the tooth being treated. Then your dentist drills a hole in the tooth and removes the pulp and nerve.
After the inside of your tooth is removed, the area is cleaned, disinfected, and filled. Then, a mold of your tooth is made for placement of your restoration, or crown, and a temporary crown is placed to protect your tooth. You may feel some pain after your root canal that can be relieved with over-the-counter pain medication.
Once your permanent crown is ready, your dentist will have you come back to the office for its placement. With good oral care and regular follow-ups at Gables Family Dental, your root canal should last for life.
Your teeth are some of the strongest parts of your body, and you should do everything you can to ensure they stay with you for life, which sometimes means a root canal.
For expert management of all your dental needs from a kind and compassionate team, call Gables Family Dental today or request an appointment online.