Endodontics is the dental specialty that deals with the nerves of the teeth. Your teeth that has endodontic treatment can last as long as your natural teeth. If a tooth that has gotten treatment but fails to heal or pain continues then endodontic treatment is the solution.
Root canals are one of the most common procedures in dentistry and the most common procedure related to endodontics. This treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need for dental implants or bridges! A tooth infection is usually caused by something relating to the nerve of the tooth’s root. These nerves will need to be removed and if this infection isn’t treated then it will turn into abscess. Abscess is a more serious issue that could potentially lead to bone loss in the jaw.
The procedure starts with numbing the area around the tooth with local anesthetic. Next our dentist will drill into the tooth and make an opening that will lead into the canal. This will allow the dentist the ability to remove infected tissue. After the infected tissue is removed the canal can then be cleaned. The next step is to fill the space with a sealant called gutta percha. We recommend that after a tooth has had root canal treatment, a crown is fitted. The crown will ensure that the appearance of the tooth is improved and that the procedure is successful.
There will be little to no pain because we use proper pain medication and local anesthetics during the procedure. After the procedure you may experience some soreness. This soreness is normal for most dental procedures. If over the counter painkillers are no strong enough then our dentists may prescribe medication that is stronger, however over the counter painkillers usually suffice. Once the procedure is complete you will be relieved all all the pain caused by the infection. You then be able to enjoy all the food you missed eating with no worries about tooth pain from cold foods, hot foods, or biting too hard.
If you are experiencing pain from a previously failed root canal treatment then we can help! We have the expertise and experience to help you with various advanced scientifically proven methods.
Our Board Certified Endodontist, Dr. Anna Sidor, takes care of all of our endodontic treatments and procedures.