When one needs a root canal it normally means the tooth is dead and possibly infected. This means you have an infection in your head as the mouth is located there and this is not small matter. There are two options when a tooth dies, root canal therapy of remove the tooth. Allowing it to remain infected in your mouth, with or without pain will travel to your overall systemic system and create other problems in you body.
This treatment involves opening the tooth; removing the damaged pulp from the inside; and then disinfecting, shaping, filling and sealing the tooth.
After root canal therapy, the tooth may need to be restored with a crown for protection. After that, the tooth will continue to function like your other natural teeth.
Endodontists are experienced in emergency pain control, and the root canal procedure itself is usually painless. This is possible when properly premedicated with antibiotics which decrease the bacterial load and allows for the proper anesthesia effect.
Our staff is specially trained to work with patients to manage pain, anxiety, and fear, and understand that doing so is an important part of the root canal therapy process.
We want our patients to get back to being pain free and healthy as quickly as possible. If you have any questions about root canal therapy, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (407) 877-0141.