Root canal therapy is a procedure that is used to address a tooth infection, reliving you of the pain that it causes, and saving the tooth so that it will not have to be extracted. We at South Jersey Family Dental understand that this treatment has a bad reputation, and that even the most calm person is often tense just upon hearing the words “root canal.” Well, there’s some good news to offer: advancements in both technique and equipment mean that most patients report little or even no discomfort when they undergo root canal therapy. There is no longer any reason to feel anxious about it.
When you experience pain in a tooth, typically severe, whether you are using it to chew or just applying pressure to it, the cause is often an infection that has been caused by bacteria breaching the protective layers of your tooth. Ordinarily, your tooth is well shielded, but a cavity, a deep filling, a chipped tooth, or a cracked one can compromise that. In addition to pain, you may also notice symptoms such as sensitivity to hot or cold foods and drinks, tooth discoloration, or gum tenderness. Our Glassboro dentist will be sure to see you promptly. There is no reason for you to suffer any longer than absolutely necessary. The infection can spread to the bone, causing an abscess. The solution for a tooth infection is to remove the infected pulp, along with the nerve, and any debris. The canals are then cleaned, disinfected, and sealed. The entire procedure can be completed in one session if there is only one canal in the tooth. Some teeth have multiple canals, and often this will necessitate additional visits to finish the work. If so, you will be fitted with a temporary crown by our Glassboro dentist to cover the open area. You will be measured for a permanent crown to restore the tooth fully after root canal therapy is 100% done.
Our Glassboro dentist is skilled and experienced at root canal therapy. Schedule an appointment when you have a toothache.