Root Canal Therapy

What is Root Canal? 

Root canal procedure is used to treat or eliminate severe tooth pain and address complications that lie within the pulp or root of the teeth. Most often the tooth pain comes from dental caries inside but at times it could be severe sensitivity. If you see a little pimple outside of your tooth, there would be some abscess associated with tooth cavity. The only way to save the tooth is to remove and clean the nerve inside and finish with a crown. 

 

Why do I need one?

If the dental pulp becomes diseased or injured, a root canal may be required to save the tooth. You may experience sudden pressure, pain or discomfort when a tooth becomes severely infected or abscessed – conditions which may require treatment with a root canal.

 

How is a root canal performed?

Once your dentist determines that a root canal is necessary, your mouth will be completely numbed to ensure that you do not feel the effects of this invasive procedure.  An opening will be made through the top, or crown, of your tooth by drilling into the pulp chamber of the tooth.  Your dentist will work to remove the infected pulp from tooth and then fully clean your root canals.  The root canals may also be enlarged or re-shaped. Prior to filling your root canals and closing the tooth, the infected area of your tooth will be medicated to prevent continued damage or pain.

 

Why a crown is necessary after root canals?

If there is not enough tooth structure left following your root canal procedure to support filling the natural tooth a crown may be required.  If there is not enough natural tooth in place to fit a crown, a post will be placed down the tooth root. Then a crown buildup will be made and placed around the post where the crown will be placed.

 

What happens after root canals are completed?

It's not uncommon to have soreness on the tooth for first few days. Your dentist will help you manage discomfort during the time

 

Call Us Today to get that pain away!

If you are experiencing toothache that wakes you up in the middle of night or cannot go to bed because it hurts more when you lie down, you may be in need of root canal therapy. 

Schedule your appointment! Your dentist, Dr. Park will take care of you to alleviate pain!

 

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