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Root Canal Therapy
Underneath the outer enamel of your tooth lies an area of soft tissue called the pulp. When this pulp becomes infected due to the presence of bacteria, a large cavity or an injury, it often cannot heal itself. The solution is a procedure called a root canal. Root canals are performed in the comfort of our office under the skilled hands of an Exclusive Dental Practice endodontist. Our team cleans out the diseased and dead pulp and reshapes the canal, filling it with a rubberlike substance to alleviate pain and reduces the risk of recontamination of the tooth.
Indications that a root canal may be necessary include:
- Extra sensitivity to hot and cold
- Difficulty chewing
- Persistent pain in a tooth
- Swelling and tenderness in the gum and /or a pimple-like spot near the tooth
- Discoloration or darkness on a tooth
Sometimes, infected teeth present no symptoms, which is why it is important to establish a relationship with a dental professional and visit regularly for checkups.
In the hands of the Exclusive Dental Practice team, a root canal is a simple procedure that is typically completed in one or very few visits to our office. Before beginning, your dentist or endodontist will fully discuss the procedure and explain your options. We welcome your questions and can assist you in making educated decisions regarding the least invasive and most cost effective choice to save your tooth. Throughout the procedure, your comfort is always a priority and ensured through the use of local anesthesia or sedation dentistry if necessary.
Following a root canal, it is often necessary to place a crown or onlay to protect the tooth and restore it to full functioning. Crowns are created in our state-of-the-art, onsite lab, making this option cost effective and convenient for our valued clients.
Exclusive Dental Practice provides solutions to painful or discolored teeth including root canal therapy. Call us to schedule a consultation. We are happy to evaluate your situation and provide effective solutions for your oral health needs.