Never Be Afraid of Root Canals Anymore.
Achieving Optimal Dental Health
A clear sign of a tooth infection is recurring tooth pain, especially if it is severe. Tooth infections are serious concerns They can spread the infection to other teeth, cause tooth loss, or even affect other parts of your body. A root canal is a procedure to treat or save an infected tooth.
Often, patients mistakenly think that a root canal is an uncomfortable and painful procedure. Actually, this procedure can be less painful than getting a cavity filled. Root canals alleviate tooth discomfort while preserving your mouth from further decay and complications. Sedation dentistry makes a root canal an easy procedure that enables patients to return to their pain-free life.
Are Root Canals Painful?
Many patients suffer from dental anxiety when faced with a root canal. They believe it is an uncomfortable procedure that leaves them in pain. The truth is the purpose of a root canal is to treat the tooth that is causing a patient’s discomfort.
A root canal is performed to save a tooth damaged from extensive decay, trauma, fillings, and cracks. These dental problems often lead to infection and should be treated as soon as possible. The discomfort leading up to the procedure is painful, not the root canal itself.
At Rockwell Dentistry our dentists and board-certified anesthesiologist have trained extensively to safely administer the medication used for sedation dentistry relieving any anxiety our patients may be experiencing during their treatment. Our goal is to provide quick, comfortable procedures that alleviate your dental problems.
The Root Canal Procedure
A root canal procedure on an infected tooth begins with dental sedation to prevent anxiety and avoid any discomfort to our patients. The dentist will apply a local anesthetic to numb the affected tooth. They will access the infected interior by making a small opening in the tooth crown.
Specialty tools enable the dentist to remove the infection and reshape the interior of the inside tooth. An antimicrobial solution may be placed in the chamber to kill any further bacteria and prevent infection. Once your tooth is clean and dry, it will be filled with gutta-percha, a biocompatible material used to restore the tooth structure. Finally, the procedure is complete when your tooth is capped with a dental crown. Like many patients, you may even have your tooth capped with a permanent the same day your root canal is performed.
Our Team is Dedicated To Your Dental Health
Rockwell Dentistry is a full-service dental practice in Middletown and Hamilton Township, New Jersey, and the surrounding Monmouth County areas. Doctors Alex & Dawn Rockwell have many credit hours in various specialties including Root Canal Therapy, Esthetic and Cosmetic Dentistry, Periodontics, Dental Implants, Dental veneers, Teeth Whitening, Crown and Bridge, Porcelain Crowns, Prosthetics and Pain Management. We offer soothing sedation dentistry to help our patients relax during procedures such as root canal and avoid pain and discomfort.
Are You Experiencing Pain Right Now?
If you haven’t been to the dentist in a while and you are experiencing pain or any other difficulty, then give us a call right now.
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