No one should have to live with the constant pain of a toothache or have to lose a tooth to a severe infection that simply wasn’t treated in time. If Dr. Volker suggests root canal therapy, don’t be nervous; the procedure will help you find relief from your discomfort and avoid a tooth extraction later. Do you have a persistent, unexplained oral pain that has been bothering you over the last couple of days? Find the solution at DentCare Dental Center by calling our office today.
Root canal therapy is meant to remove inflamed or infected dental pulp (the interior tissue of a tooth) to stop it from doing further harm to the tooth and the rest of the mouth. Your mouth will be numbed during this process, and steps will be taken to keep the tooth dry. After creating an opening in the tooth, we’ll take the pulp and any infected debris out of the inner chamber. The now-empty space will be sterilized and sealed. The tooth will likely be significantly weakened afterward, so expect to receive a crown.
Over the years, root canal therapy has been portrayed rather inaccurately as an especially painful procedure. This misconception often causes patients to avoid the treatment entirely even when the alternative is losing the tooth. But in reality, by numbing the mouth and using modern techniques, we can help you feel as comfortable as possible during root canal treatment. Some soreness afterward is normal and should fade after a few days.
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