Root Canal Therapy in Delaware County
Safe & Effective Treatment to Save Your Existing Tooth
As teeth decay, the rotting eventually progress to the point where it reaches the pulp (the nerves, connective tissues, and blood vessels) inside the tooth. Left untreated, the resulting inflammation can cause such deep decay that tooth cannot be saved and it will require extraction and restoration, such as dental implants. A properly timed root canal saves your existing tooth and prevents the spread of infection to the bone or surrounding teeth.
Signs you may need a root canal include:
- Continuous toothache and sensitivity
- Swollen gums
- Sudden, inexplicable pain
- Tooth discoloration
What Is a Root Canal?
Endodontics, or root canal therapy, is a necessary treatment to remove the infected or inflamed tooth pulp, clean the area, and fill the cleaned spaces with a special material to completely seal off these tooth chambers. Your mouth will be numbed during the procedure, and if you’re fearful of root canals, we can put your mind at ease with dental sedation. An impression with be taken of the tooth that received the root canal to protect the root canaled tooth. First, a temporary crown will be placed so you will be able to chew and speak as normal while your permanent porcelain crown is made in our dental laboratory.
Once your root canal procedure is complete, any pain or sensitivity you experienced will quickly dissipate. You will be prescribed antibiotics and pain relief medication to ensure you heal well and do not experience any discomfort.
We Want Your Teeth to Last a Lifetime
Our dentists are highly qualified to give the best advice on tooth restoration options, whether that means saving your teeth via root canal or resorting to extraction followed by a dental implant. We have many decades of combined experience, and can help create a treatment plan that may include root canal therapy or other restorative dental procedures.
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