A Root Canal is an effective dental procedure to save a tooth before it completely decays. The bacteria is removed from the pulp of the tooth, which is cleaned and disinfected, and sealed to prevent further infection. The pulp is where the nerves and blood vessels are located. Even with its removal, a tooth can survive due to the tissues around it giving it nourishment.
Who needs a Root Canal Treatment?
Anyone who is suffering from a broken tooth or severe cavity is a prime candidate for a root canal. Other symptoms to look for include:
- Hypersensitivity to hot and cold sensations
- Pain in the gums or along the gum line
- Dark-colored decay or a deep crack in the enamel of a tooth
A root canal usually provides a quick recovery, with patients being able to return to normal activities within the same day. Since anesthesia is involved, most patients may experience numbness for a few hours after their treatment. It is advised you abstain from eating till the numbness has subsided completely.
Learn more about Root Canal Treatments
At Trinity Smiles Dental, our dental experts will walk you all the way through this procedure, answering all your questions and concerns. We make it our goal to provide you with a quick and painless treatment in order to preserve your natural tooth and give you the reassurance and confidence of a healthy smile! We accept all major insurance carriers including Medicaid. We are a family dental clinic that serves patients of all ages, including kids. We use mint fluoride in our dentistry to keep your teeth strong and bright white. To schedule an appointment for a root canal or for a dental consultation, click the link below and we will contact you shortly.