When the inner portion of the tooth is damaged due to decay, infection or trauma, it can be very painful. The nerves inside the root canal can be affected, causing severe toothaches and sensitivity. Once the inner canal is affected, endodontic therapy, also known as root canal therapy, may be needed. As part of our general dentistry treatments at the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry, we offer gentle, effective root canals that can stop the tooth pain and protect the tooth from further damage.
Root canal therapy involves clearing the affected root canal of diseased or infected tooth material. Entering from the top of the canal, pulp and nerve roots are removed until all the disease is cleared from the tooth. The tooth is disinfected inside the canal and packed with a sterilized material before it is resealed. This procedure takes the expertise of one of our dentists trained in endodontic therapy, but it is one of the most effective ways to stop tooth pain and save an infected tooth.
Root Canals Offer Pain Relief for Infected Teeth!
Many people cringe at the thought of a root canal due to a perceived notion of the procedure. Years ago, root canals could require several trips to the dentist while the patient dealt with pain from the infection. The technology we use at the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry allows us to do most root canals in one visit. A secondary visit may be needed to cover the tooth with a dental crown, but the infection is removed during the first procedure. Once the nerve roots are removed so is the source of the pain, giving you relief the day you come in for your treatment.
When you have severe tooth pain, contact the Center for Restorative, Cosmetic, and Implant Dentistry now. We offer effective treatments in a caring, soothing environment for infected or diseased teeth that are causing you pain, including root canal therapy.