DC Dental offers plenty of great services, which has made us the family dentist Phoenix relies on for root canal treatments. We know most people shudder to think of having this procedure performed, but allow us to assuage your fears – root canals don’t have to be a painful experience.
A person might require a root canal if part of their tooth has become infected. A cavity left festering in the mouth long enough can travel onwards to the nerve, jeopardizing the life of the tooth altogether. A root canal is performed in a concentrated effort to preserve the integrity of your natural tooth.
It’s worth noting here that nothing beats your natural teeth. Despite the incredible array of oral health alternatives doctors have at their disposal, your natural tooth is built to go the distance – provided you take good care of it. A root canal ensures you still have the chance to preserve it.
A simple surgical procedure is performed in order to accommodate the root canal. Your dentist will begin by utilizing a numbing agent within the gums. This numbing will ensure you experience no pain during the procedure, only the sensation of pressure. Other numbing agents can be used to accomplish this critical step.
Next, your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth from the area using a small sheet of rubber against a metal frame. This rubber sheet is designed to protect any liquid or tooth fragments from entering your throat.
A special drill is used along with other tools to remove the pulp from the tooth. This hollowed space is then filled with medicine designed to address the infection – temporary filling material is also inserted. The root canal filling is the final step.
A permanent filling or crown will be added in most cases, protecting the sensitive area of the tooth. A temporary crown may be used before the permanent form is administered.
If you have a chronic toothache and experience serious pain keeping you awake at night, you may need a root canal. Consult with your doctor and determine the best course of treatment.