Tooth decay or damage can kill the nerves and cause chronic pain. Root Canal Therapy can fix the problem. Symptoms of a Root Canal problem include swelling, sensitivity to hot or cold, pain, or a darkening tooth. Your dentist will do an X-ray to confirm the problem.
The root canal therapy procedure can be done under sedation or not. Dr. Campbell will clean the infected area in the roots and then seal it up to prevent further infections. The procedure normally only takes one visit, and the tooth treated can be restored afterward.
What is Root Canal Therapy?
Root Canal Therapy treats problems in the soft core of the tooth, the dental pulp. The dental pulp is the soft tissue inside the tooth, from the top all the way to bottom part of the root. This area can be infected by a cavity that was not treated or trauma to the tooth. If this area is infected, it can cause a lot of pain.
What is Involved in a Root Canal procedure?
The infected dental pulp is removed, the canal is cleaned and then sealed. The procedure is successful 90% of the time. Most of the time the procedure uses local anesthesia, and it is not usually painful.
Dr. Campbell will discuss the different ways to protect your tooth that has had the procedure, and having good dental hygiene will better protect your tooth as well. Please contact us if you have any problems after your Root Canal procedure.