Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed, infected, or painful teeth.

Root Canal Therapy

Root canal therapy is used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed, infected, or painful teeth. The procedure is recommended when the tooth’s nerve becomes infected or the pulp is damaged, causing pain, sensitivity, discoloration, abscess, or swelling. Deep decay, repeated dental procedures, large fillings, a crack or chip in the tooth, or trauma can damage the nerve or pulp.

Root canal treatment is very successful and can restore your tooth to its full function. During the procedure, your tooth will be numbed so that Dr. Summers can thoroughly clean and seal it. (Learn more about your sedation options) A temporary filling may be placed until your next appointment, when you receive a crown to protect the tooth from breaking.

You do not have to fear a root canal. Most people experience more discomfort before they seek treatment than from the actual procedure. Patients who have had a root canal say itis comparable to having a filling.

Your tooth may be sensitive until it is completely healed. As with any dental restoration procedure, a tooth repaired by root canal treatment requires proper oral care.