Root canal therapy has been used time and time again to save teeth from extractions. When a tooth is in danger of needing an extraction and decay has spread to the pulp of the tooth, root canal therapy can be performed to remove everything that is putting the tooth at risk. If you live in Tannersville, PA and are experiencing severe tooth pain, prolonged sensitivity, gum swelling, or tooth discoloration, you may be in need of a root canal. If you would like more information about root canals or need a second opinion, call our office today to schedule your visit!
The Root Canal Process
Before root canal therapy begins, your dentist will ensure that you are comfortable and that the area surrounding the tooth is completely numbed. Once your dentist is ready, he will carefully remove all decay and infection from your tooth and will also remove the pulp of the tooth. Once the tooth has been treated, it will be cleaned and sealed. In most cases, a dental crown will be recommended following treatment to restore the appearance and function of the tooth, as well as protect the treated area. Your dental crown can be custom-made to fit your smile and color-matched to surrounding teeth so nobody will ever know you had treatment performed!
Reasons for Root Canal Therapy
Left untreated, a tooth in need of root canal therapy can lead to an abscess developing or complete death of the tooth, requiring removal. Swelling can also spread to various areas of the face and infection can affect other areas of the body. When a root canal is needed, the nerve and pulp of the tooth become irritated and can also become inflamed and infected. When a root canal is recommended, it’s best to schedule treatment as soon as possible to avoid more pain and discomfort, as well as to save your tooth. Root canal therapy can be performed while you are comfortable with the help of sedation dentistry, so you never have to worry about discomfort or anxiety. Our team specializes in root canal therapy and their experience and training give them the ability to properly perform treatment. You can rest assured that you’ll receive treatment you can trust.