Root Canal Therapy
Root Canal Therapy is a process used to remove decayed dental pulp (also known as the root). Once the decay is removed and cleaned, the remaining healthy root is left to support the tooth. A crown is then placed to prevent bacteria from entering the tooth.
With the appropriate care, your teeth that have had endodontic treatment will typically last as long as other natural teeth. Yet, a tooth that has received treatment may fail to heal or pain may continue to exist. Sometimes, the pain may occur months or years after treatment. If so, Endodontic Retreatment may be needed.
A procedure with a minimally invasive approach that delivers a higher standard of clean. The GentleWave Procedure effectively removes the bacteria that live throughout your root canal system providing you with a more comfortable and effective treatment.
Generally, a root canal is all that is needed to save teeth with injured pulp. Occasionally, a tooth that has received treatment may fail to heal or pain may continue to exist. Your endodontist may recommend an apicoectomy.
Cracked teeth demonstrate many types of symptoms, including pain when chewing, temperature sensitivities, or even the release of biting pressure. It is also common for pain to come and go, making it difficult to diagnose the cause of discomfort.
The pulp of a tooth can be damaged by a blow to the head or face and lead to severe problems. Traumatic dental injury treatment can help solve any problems from unexpected injuries.
We understand that going to the dentist can be scary. We want to make sure this fear isn’t holding you back from important dental care decisions. Our sedation options will put you in a relaxed state, and many patients report having no memory of the procedure afterward. Ask us if sedation might be right for you.