Root Canals

A root canal is usually the preferred treatment when a nerve becomes infected (abscessed). This can happen when there is deep decay, fillings, crowns, or from trauma.

Steps:

A small hole is made to access the nerve then, a series of files are used to clean out the infected nerve canal. Next, a filling material called gutta percha is used to fill the canal. In most cases, a crown is used to hold the remaining tooth structure together.

Root Canal

Eating and chewing:

Care should be taken to eat a softer diet for a short period to allow for healing.Soreness and Sensitivity:

Root canal therapy is about 95% effective in restoring the tooth back to normal function. However, mild discomfort occasionally lingers for a few weeks before the tooth feels normal. If soreness does not improve after the first weeks, please call our office.

Maintenance:

Normal oral hygiene is recommended after the final crown is placed.

We are dedicated to giving each of our patients the beautiful, healthy smile they deserve!

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